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New tools for online citizen engagement?

Steven Clift
Steven Clift asked

Beyond social media engagement like Facebook Pages/Groups or Twitter, what new digital tools is your government using to build greater public participation?

I am particularly interested in tools that inform government decision-making and encourage useful public dialogue and deliberation. Have any of the tools you’ve used gone beyond raising the loudest voices?

Steven Clift

P.S. I was the initial leader of what is now MN.Gov and I am the Executive Director of which hosts online citizen dialogue about local issues independent of government. However, with this research I am looking for digital engagement tools people within government (or orgs engaging the public on policy issues) like to use officially.


Courtney Hayden
Matthew Fulton

I would recommend taking a look at, a new online engagement tool, based out of Madison, WI. Polco is a very flexible and affordable way to get input with verifiable results....

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