There is a good piece by Courtney Martin, on the Stanford Social Innovation Review site titled: Transforming Democracy Through Digital Technology. Martin reports from the recent TEDxWomen conference, on the democracy/technology connection. Among her lessons learned:
- It’s not just you. No one’s got it quite right yet.
- Don’t build it. They won’t come.
- You are not the target user.
- Data is where it’s at.
- Optimism is the technology we need most.