NGO’s & Government

Don Tapscott Four-part Series on The Agenda

The Agenda with Steve Paikin is the flagship current affairs program of TVOntario, Ontario’s public broadcaster. The Agenda explores local and global social, political, cultural and economic issues. The week of July 4, The Agenda …   Read more

G8 And The Internet Sarkozy Messes With a Good Thing

The irony couldn’t be more obvious. After staging a piece of political theater called the E-G8, which French President Nicolas Sarkozy used as a platform to champion the notion of much tougher government control over …   Read more

Social Media Can Help Build Arab Governments Too

In the Arab world this winter, social media proved that it can facilitate rebellion and even topple regimes. Now it faces a much harder challenge. Can social media help to build new governments? The wiki …   Read more

Digital Technology Can Bring Democracy to Life

Don Tapscott and Bill Gillies write: On Monday at the MaRS Centre in downtown Toronto, Research and Innovation Minister Glen Murray unveiled an important example of how digital technologies can bring to life the fuzzy …   Read more

Why Did we Ignore Obama’s Social Media Lesson

After watching how Barack Obama revolutionized campaigning for the digital age, it’s bizarre that, nearly three years later, the parties in our election all ran old-style campaigns of the broadcast era. The upshot was a …   Read more

Smart Cities – Creating Intelligent Urban Environments

The 21st century will be dominated by the city. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and the percentage is growing rapidly. According to the consulting firm McKinsey, in China alone, 350m people – more than the current population of the United States – will move to cities by 2030. To accommodate the millions migrating to cities in search of the coveted middle-class urban life, Brazil, China, and India are raising new cities from dust.   Read more

Women And The Digital Revolution

In 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better pay, better working hours, and the right to vote.

In 1909, the United States celebrated the first Women’s Day.

And today, in 2011, on International Women’s Day, the United Nations advocates to bring the security and liberty that equal access to education, training, science and technology offer to women across the world.   Read more

Don Tapscott on Wiki Revolutions The Middle East And Macrowikinomics

                    Author Don Tapscott speaks with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge about the “wiki-revolutions” happening in the Middle East, and how mass collaboration is creating a new kid …   Read more

Jasmin Revolution – Wikilution

On January 14, 2011 at 6 PM, the Tunisian national television network announced the abrupt departure of President Ben Ali. Thousands of young men and women took to the streets of Tunis. Defying the police, defying the deposed dictator, they declared the end of a regime.   Read more

A New Kind of Revolution

In Tunisia or Egypt, there’s no George Washington or Mao Zedong ready to take power. So who or what is going to take charge? Throughout history, revolutions always had leadership. Leaders articulated ambitions, co-ordinated logistics …   Read more