Social capital for beginners

Social capital for beginners

The Encyclopedia of Informal Information has a very nice overview of social capital. For anyone who wants a quick intellectual history of social capital as an idea, and a quick peek at some of the key findings to date, this is a great place to start.
The morning after the night before

The morning after the night before

Less than twelve hours since victory seemed uncertain, and the Bush camp is already spinning the heck out of its big victory. What I don’t understand is why the media is swallowing the line about this being an historic victory. I just caught a CBC-Radio teaser,...
Blogging as an engagement tool

Blogging as an engagement tool

As posted to Cairns: The UK’s Hansard Society has produced terrific research on e-democracy under the leadership of Prof. Stephen Coleman (also of the Oxford Internet Institute). This summer they released a paper that looks at how blogs can be a tool for...