I went looking for this presentation to share with a colleague today and was a little surprised to see that I had never posted it here before. So we shall correct that, and hopefully you’ll find it useful.
I’ve done this talk about using online public participation tools at least three or four times. The goal here is to help people understand why our usual public participation methods don’t work — and how online tools can help bridge those gaps. Since my slide decks usually consist of a large (often goofy) image and minimal text, I find that I need to do sort of a version with notes in order for them to make sense to someone reading it after the fact.
Especially with the launch of the Online Public Engagement Emporium last week, and plans in the works to enhance EngagingCities, I think finding this document probably reflects where my brain has been. And, although some of the images are probably a little out of date, and there’s a lot more examples I could use if I remade it today, I think the guidance in this is definitely worth sharing. If you want to learn more about the (relatively) latest and greatest in online public engagement tools, check out OnlinePublicEngagementEmporium.wordpress.com
So, here ya go. Enjoy!