AAAI Publications, Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Empowering Civic Participation in the Policy Making Process through Social Media
Robert Kleinfeld, Louay Bassbouss, Iosif Alvertis, George Gionis

Last modified: 2012-05-20


The Web as medium has a high significance in everyday life of the digital society. The circumstance of growing visibility of social media covers a high potential in the range of a more citizen-centric and socially-rooted policy making. These potentials call for novel tools with the capability to analyze society’s input and predict the possible impact of policies. The paper describes a prototype tool set for policy makers that utilizes social media technologies and methods to empower public engagement, enable cross-media platform publishing, feedback tracking / analysis and provide decision support.


Social Media, eParticipation, eGovernment, Citizen Engagement, Social Media Monitoring, Data Mining, Decision Support, Cross Media Publishing, Policy Making, Policy Modelling

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