August 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Great Article about Gov 2.0 in NY Times

Way of the World: Remaking Government in a Wiki Age

by By CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS

My favorite line is "...Just as much of Facebook’s or FourSquare’s value comes from content that users generate, proponents of Government 2.0 want us to participate in creating the government services we use."

So let's keep adding content to theLivingAssessment!  The better we make…

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Added by Erica Schachtell on August 22, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Why 'scientific consensus' fails to persuade

A recent study sought to understand why members of the public are sharply and persistently divided on matters on which expert scientists largely agree. How would you determine whether or not a scientist seems like an "expert" on a particular matter? The study indicates it is likely to depend on whether the position the scientist takes is consistent with the one believed by most people who share your…

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Added by Deb Whitall on August 2, 2011 at 3:18pm — 4 Comments

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