Before we get into the why, let’s briefly address the what
. What is digital participation, anyway?
defines it as "working with communities to address issues of opportunity, access, knowledge, and skill in relation to using technology, and in particular, the internet."
This often spans social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. And, when it comes to community engagement with and by governments, this also means empowering residents to influence processes, programs, and/or policies within their communities.
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- The main theoretical concepts of digital community engagement
- The dos and don'ts
- Communication and outreach strategies, and ideas for how to connect online participation with what happens offline
- The benefits of digital options like data-clustering and automatic moderation