Citizenship 2.0, opinion, Washington Post
"We've finally reached something of a left-right equilibrium in the dramatic restructuring of the public sphere that has been underway for the past decade. Against this background, on Nov. 4 the Obama campaign sent an e-mail to supporters from the president-elect signaling aspirations to convert the campaign's success with social networking technologies into a tool not merely for winning but for good governance. Such a conversion would require transcending the factional patterns that currently define Internet-based political communication. It would demand a category shift: to remake the tools of factional organization as instruments of broad, cross-partisan and respectful public engagement."
Editor's note: I ask again: is NASA prepared for this kind of governance paradigm? Is it at all prepared to interact with rank and file citizenry in this fashion? With its own employees?
NASA 2.0, earlier post