6 risks of online consultation and their mitigation

Risk perception and demonstratable mitigation strategies are the biggest challenges we face as a new industry. Online consultation has opened up a world of new opportunities for reaching new audiences and enhancing community involvement in public life. However, with new opportunities come new risks. To start the ball rolling on this topic, I’ve picked six […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

Bang the Table finds a home at last

Our new office – Bang the Table View more presentations from Bang the Table. For nearly three years the Bang the Table team has been determined to be the very model of a modern 21st Century business. Everyone has been happily working from our homes dotted across Australia and around the world. Over the past […]

9 years ago

Whatever happened to the Bang the Table website?

Bang the Table has transitioned from a single website exhibiting forums for many clients to many websites using the EngagementHQ Platform each of which has individual client branding. We believe that this leads to much better results from online engagement processes. This blog post discusses why we have made this move.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

9 years ago

Adrienne Murphy talks about the Blue Mountains Council’s first steps into online engagement

Adrienne Murphy, the Environment Officer from the Blue Mountains City Council talks about the lessons from one Council’s first steps into online engagement. Learnings that includes early experiments in engaging its local community online about the Council’s long-term management plans. The Blue Mountains City Council is responsible for one of the largest municipal areas in […]

Bang the Table

Bang the Table

9 years ago

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The lost potential of Facebook

If Facebook were only configured so we could find interesting things on there more easily and reach out to people more effectively it would be a very powerful medium for engagement and community participation. The problem is you can’t so it isn’t… yet.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

9 years ago

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My new friends ‘notinmybackyard’, ‘bigbloke’, ‘nefertiti’ and ‘radox’

I had been involved in the world of online community engagement for literally days when I was extracted for a month to re-emerge intensively aware of the how, what, where and the when. Buffed, spick and span, my head full of knowledge and senses tingling with a combination of trepidation and excitement, I thrust myself […]

Ray Scanlan

Ray Scanlan

9 years ago

E-Participation and Government Transparency: A review of the recent literature

One of the foundational principles for setting up Bang the Table was, and remains today, a fundamental belief that decision-making and governance transparency is critical to any successful democracy. e-participation While the field of community engagement has a fifty year plus history of considering this question, the advance in internet based technologies is taking the transparency […]

9 years ago

Top 10 Tips for Creating an Accessible Community Engagement Websites

It is a widespread belief among web designers and implementers that sites that are accessible to users with disabilities must by necessity be uninteresting and simple, particularly visually uninteresting. As the nation’s leading provider of web accessibility workshops it is Vision Australia’s contention that this belief is profoundly misguided. Certainly, a very plain, visually simple […]

Neil King

Neil King

9 years ago

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Managing the 90-9-1 Principle for Online Community Engagement

This is the final version of slideshow for “Social Media in Government” presentation delivered in Edmonton, Canada on 27th January 2010. The presentation provides and overview of the 90-9-1 phenomena, demonstrates in application to online citizen engagement via Bang the Table’s data sets, presents three case studies, and provides recommendations for removing barriers to engaging […]

Dr Crispin Butteriss

Dr Crispin Butteriss

9 years ago

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A bit of a stuff up!

Its been pointed out to me (thanks to Tim) that my previous post on this blog ‘Is anybody listening’ has rather a huge blooper in it as I managed to misinterpret the Herald email stats. I thought this was emails received by the Herald about stories when it is actually the number of people who […]

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

9 years ago

Online Deliberation: Design, Research & Practice

Online deliberation is objective of any online policy discussion forum. More often that not, it is the shining light at the end of a very long tunnel. There to motivate us, as practitioners, to keep trying – as opposed to a reality that is often closer to hostile debate. This excellent collection of academic articles […]

9 years ago

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Lessons from over 100 online forums for citizen participation

Presentation slides on the lessons we have picked up along the way from over 100 online forums for citizen participation. Earlier this month I presented at two events in Western Australia. The first was the annual conference of the Australasian IAP2 held in beautiful Freemantle – if you haven’t been, find an excuse to go. […]

10 years ago

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Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age

“Informing Communities” Sustaining Democracies in the Digital Age” has been published out of the US by The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The Commission was assembled in 2008 to recommend policy reforms and other public initiatives to help American communities better meet their information needs. While a great deal […]

10 years ago

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