As I had expected (and hoped), President Elect Obama is employing social software to get the people involved in government. They have launched an idea engine to gather the best ideas the public has to offer for presentation to the president, as they say, in a briefing book like he gets from his named advisors. Who determines the best ideas? We do, by voting and adding to the idea.
This is crowdsourcing, wisdom of the crowds, out-of-the-box, law of numbers, thinking applied to government. I will follow it to see how it goes.
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