Models of Government Blogging: Design Trade-offs in Civic Engagement

dc.contributor.authorKavanaugh, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyung Nam
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Quiñones, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorIsenhour, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-15T12:05:09Z
dc.date.available2017-04-15T12:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.description.abstractEmerging technologies have some potential for improving citizen-to-citizen and citizento-government interaction. For example, podcasting, RSS, and blogs provide opportunities for citizens to obtain detailed information from each other or from government sources, to engage in online discussion, and to offer feedback to government on issues of concern. This kind of exchange is especially effective at the local level where online communication and information can complement face-to-face interactions among citizens and between citizens and government. In this paper, we present findings from a review of local government blogging in the US and from a case study of local government blogging in the mature community computer network of Blacksburg, Virginia. We propose three models of local government blogging based on design tradeoffs that affect citizen interaction. We argue that the model suggested by our case study optimizes citizen interaction while relieving government of direct responsibility for public commentary
dc.identifier.doi30.1007/978-1-84628-905-7
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4471-6239-1
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam
dc.relation.ispartofCommunities and Technologies 2007: Proceedings of the Third Communities and Technologies Conference
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunities and Technologies
dc.titleModels of Government Blogging: Design Trade-offs in Civic Engagement
dc.typeText
gi.citation.endPage438
gi.citation.startPage419
gi.conference.locationMichigan State University, USA
gi.conference.sessiontitleFull Papers

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