Saturday, August 30, 2008

microblogging and democratic development


‘Governance-on-the-Go’, or GonGo: the citizen at the center of an IT-enabled governance breakthrough?

"This allows IT to be embedded into the mobile citizen, thanks to the breakthrough synergy of various technologies. In particular, consider what a citizen can do as s/he goes about their day, thanks to the interaction between the cellphone, SMS text messaging (or MMS for pictures and video) and micro-blogging, such as Twitter. These have already empowered millions of highly mobile citizens everywhere to improve governance, democracy, and peace — and also in poor and remote corners of the world."

Zurich blog camp: Africa is talking, are you listening?

TWitter and Africa

discussion on this topic on

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