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Being digitally invisible: Policy analytics and a new type of digital divide

Being digitally invisible: Policy analytics and a new type of digital divide

Citation: Longo, J., Kuras, E., Smith, H., Hondula, D. M. and Johnston, E. (2017), Technology Use, Exposure to Natural Hazards, and Being Digitally Invisible: Implications for Policy Analytics. Policy & Internet. Early View doi:10.1002/poi3.144

(this blog post also published by Dr. Justin Longo)

GitHub: What’s Past is Prologue

by Justin Longo and Tanya Kelley In previous posts, we introduced the GitHub web service, discussed how it represented a fundamental change in collaboration, and could significantly disrupt the culture of hierarchical government. In this post, we look to the future of public institutions as collaborative knowledge organizations. (This blog post originally appeared on TechTank, a blog of the Brookings Institution, and is re-blogged here with permission.)

The GitHub Difference: Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration in Government

by Justin Longo and Tanya Kelley In a previous post, we introduced the GitHub web service and why our research center is investigating its use for facilitating collaborative document writing. In this post, we argue that GitHub is not just the dominant code-hosting platform on the Internet. Its underlying architecture also represents a new approach to collaboration that could have profound effects on our governing institutions and governance settings. (This blog post originally appeared on TechTank, a blog of the Brookings Institution, and is re-blogged here with permission.)

GitHub: The Future of Collaboration in the Public Sector

by Justin Longo and Tanya Kelley GitHub is a digital project hosting web service primarily used for software development and built on the distributed version control system Git. GitHub augments the Git system by offering a web interface that includes social networking and project management features that enhance the capacity of users to work together, automates some functions normally controlled through command line entries, and provides a user experience designed to lower the technical barriers to entry for new users. (This blog post originally appeared on TechTank, a blog of the Brookings Institution, and is re-blogged here with permission.)

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