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Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2

Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.

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Juan MarioI563
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12/10/2013 | 11:12:39 PM
Re: Open Gov Policy
Really interesting, thanks!

I think that you would be really interested in some recent research that I have come across explaining crowds and citizen science. In particular I feel you may find these two emerging pieces of research very relevant: 

- The Theory of Crowd Capital 
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2193115

- The Contours of Crowd Capability
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324637

Powerful stuff, no?
WKash
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12/9/2013 | 5:37:43 PM
Open Gov Policy
While this 2nd round of initiatives covers many of the same initiatives we've heard previously, there are a number of details in the document that, if the public actuallly read, are actually reflect a more enlightened perspective than the administration often gets credit for. Check it out at:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/us_national_action_plan_6p.pdf
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