The League of Technical Voters and its partner, the NewGov Foundation, are finally ready to launch a verified constituent Proof of Concept, based on the excellent Trinsic Studio recommended by Phil Windley.

The League of Technical Voter’s mission is to form a Special Interest Group (SIG) in most US political…

I love the Palo Alto VA Hospital. It’s free for me and full of whip-smart Stanford Med School Residents. But the VA system has a nationwide problem: there’s no online patient portal to manage communication. Instead, all the communication is by phone, which means that you call to make an…

The best rule of all: Each of us is the traffic cop at the intersection our stakeholders' ROI goals.

What Americans want to hear from Mike Bloomberg:

Since 1982, I’ve prospered by helping people who buy and sell corporate ideas and promises. They call themselves “traders”.

Traders call corporate ideas “stocks”.
Traders call corporate promises “bonds”.

I’ve helped them by selling Bloomberg Terminals to their employers, now installed on…

Improv Yes/And rules: the secret to building online communities.

Bruce Preville and Chris Page are inspiring a few of us at People Centered Internet to help NICs—Networked Improvement Communities—become the best exemplars for engaging their stakeholders with a suite of tools for seamless evolution of random ideas into well-organized, easily followed threads.

Catalytic Converter: Zooms to Rooms to Whom it may concern.

It’s now a universal challenge: An offhand…

On Political Campaigns

Originally published 5/19/04, as a subset of Democracy’s To-Do List

What have we learned about campaigning in the Internet era? The Dean Campaign seemed to be the answer, but was not. In fact, it was a better-equipped iteration of many previous “breakthroughs”, like the Goldwater, McCarthy and Perot campaigns. But…

Doc Searls, Harvard, 2008: “Note to selves: a lot of what Larry Lessig wants here is what Britt Blaser and friends are working on.”

12 years later, we can see the obvious next, potentially final, step:

USOS upgrade: Committees make the laws:

My grandsons Zavi & Lucas insisted on the Power Arrangers tagline ;-)

Mike Bloomberg’s Senate Loyalty Terminals

What Americans want to hear from Mike Bloomberg:

Since 1982, I’ve prospered by helping…

Mei Lin Fung and Vint Cerf co-founded the People Centered Internet in 2015 with significant support from the UN.

Mei Lin Fung:

One of the most powerful tools in the hands of half of humankind, like fire, can be harnessed for good or bad. The People Centered Internet is just…

Losers kvetch. Doers serve.

We’ve been marveling this week at the ziggurat of competence, collaboration, and hard work of the contributors rolling out the first vaccine while the Whiner-In-Chief, who couldn’t manage a two-car funeral, wails about his mistreatment. …

Yesterday, we reviewed Doc Searls’ absurd run-in with Condé Nast, whose Customer Deflection System established a new high with its byzantine subscription renewal maze.

See, with most subscription systems, FUBAR is the norm. A matter of course. Pro forma. Entrenched. …

Britt Blaser

Founder & CEO, NewGov.US. A public utility for managing politicians.

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