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A city that thinks like the web

I participated in Government 2.0 online last year, but just got around to going through this talk by Mark Surman of Mozilla. He offers a great primer on technology and how the open source movement relates to civic engagement. My favorite insight was towards the end where he states that if people actually thought that the government was listening, they would actually jump aboard and get involved.

I wonder how many people we leave disengaged, because they don’t think we actually care enough to hear them out and do something about what they have to offer?

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Stephen Bateman June 18, 2009, 1:43 pm

    If i thought the government was listening, I would get involved too. But listening to 300,000,000 people is just tough.

    • Lon June 18, 2009, 9:41 pm

      I’m hoping that’s where technology comes in and helps us all listen to one another better…. or not.

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