[Air-L] Emerging research on Facebook-Native Politicians - Live Hangout Q+A Dec 3/4

Steven Clift slc at publicus.net
Mon Dec 1 07:16:05 PST 2014

I look forward to our fun live exchanges this week on Facebook-Native
Politicians via Google Hangout.

Let's hare real stories and research from the leading edge of the
emerging "engagement generation" as they get elected to public office.

CORRECTION - The short presentation video to watch ahead of time was moved to
(watch from 5:00 for 30 minutes):


RSVP/local time details here:

    Wed Dec 3 Europe/Americas:

    Wed Dec 3 Americas Evening/Thu Dec 4 Asia Pacific

All the details:



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On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Steven Clift <slc at publicus.net> wrote:
> Presentation video, slides, blog posts, live Hangout event RSVPs for
> Dec 3/4 virtual Q and A:
>      http://bit.ly/facebookpoliticians
> I have a completely fresh case study to share on what I am calling
> "Facebook-Native Politicians."
> Imagine if the new majority elected to your city council were on
> Facebook from their teen or college days - a decade of engaging
> socially online before becoming an elected representative.
> This is the new wired Minneapolis story. Seven new council members,
> elected at an average age of 33. This is a Facebook story and NOT a
> Twitter story.
> My 30 minute presentation starts just 5 minutes in:
>      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PPLTMXPQ1
> RSVP for the Q+A Hangouts:
>     Dec 3 Europe/Americas:
>         https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfs2ijq9gb3e2e5ug8cruelvcqg
>     Dec 3 Americas Evening/Dec 4 Asia Pacific
>         https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2kvr2vm6b22pemu4s6qcaeribo
> Discuss/share on Facebook:
>      https://www.facebook.com/groups/opengovgroup/permalink/1559727457592178/
> Huge thanks to Involve and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at
> the University of Westminster for hosting this event in London last
> month. The UK local councillors and Dan Jellinek provide some great
> context and contrasting views in the full webcast (which is nicely
> edited).
> If you want to see further research and lesson sharing on this topic,
> please get in touch: clift at e-democracy.org - I'd like to build this
> out further and build a bridge across practitioner and academic worlds.
> Finally, if you know of other "Facebook Native Politicians" who engage
> constituents online, please introduce them to me so I can invite them
> to connect with their peers around the world: clift at e-democracy.org
> Sincerely,
> Steven Clift
> E-Democracy.org
> P.S. I view these Facebook engaged mostly local elected
> representatives as a crucial bridge for the open government movement.
> Most of them haven't heard much about "open government data" etc., but
> they have a digital openness and engagement instinct. My thought is
> that we should aggressively seek to connect with them "where they are"
> online in order to introduce them to the wider world of open
> government. This is why ironically, an engagement space on a closed
> system like Facebook Groups is needed:
> https://www.facebook.com/groups/opengovgroup
> Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
>   Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
>   Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
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