Policies and Principles

Add the ability to flag a web page for outdated, incorrectness.

Give the users the ability to flag a page for a broken link, missing content, outdated or incorrect content. This would actually help government keep their web pages updated instead of relying on link-checkers. These flags for outdated or incorrect content could be a metric that agencies use to measure quality. Additionally it could help agencies implement this Executive Order--Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving ...more »

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Usability and Design

Allow more access to citizens for usability testing / feedback

Many federal websites that I work on could be further improved if we were able to survey / talk to / usability test with actual users. There are too many rules in place that prohibit us from reaching out to the people who the site is actually designed for.

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Content and Readability

Allow users to vote and comment on selected content

When content is posted, users should be able to vote and comment on that content - similar to how things work on Idea Scale. This would allow content creators a quick way of evaluating and refining their material.

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Policies and Principles

Have a Website to Improve Government

it seems to me that a key factor in improving government websites is to have websites with content that's important to people.Content that's relevant. One of the most important issues of today is improving government, period So what about a website that takes in and exchanges ideas among government employees and the citizens on how to improve government. For example people can talk about issues to reduce wasteful spending ...more »

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Beyond Websites (Mobile, Broadband...)

Getting out the message.

Using the internet to place ads about the .gov web site and services offered. Placing up posters, billboards, PSA's, television and radio spots to let people know that there is a way to get the information and answers to the questions they have faster. If people know that the forum for this exists, then all the other ideas will fall into place.

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Social Media

Embrace smart crowdsourcing techniques

These days a lot of people are trying out different methods of collecting the wisdom of the public to make decisions. There should be open discussion about which methods are working, which ones don't, what results are to be expected, etc. There are technological platforms as well as traditional methods. This national dialogue shows there is interest in this approach. So I ask: What are good lessons, platforms, ideas ...more »

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Policies and Principles

OptIn works for me

The Metro, here in Portland, Oregon uses something called "OptIn" to get opinions from the citizens on all sorts of things. I find it invigorating to know that I am finally being listened to by my government.

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Content and Readability

a site for the public to vote on bills and actions of congress a

there needs to be a site where the public can vote on bills and actions of congress and senate and polls this would eliminate the polls from the media and the results would be known by all and what questions were ask to obtain the results. this also would eliminate any discrepancies between parties as to the popularity of their bills,ideas,agendas,ETC.

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Content in other languages

Use "folksonomy" not taxomomy for multi-language/culture sites

In many situations it is important to use the terminology that is used my the locals, and not the "official" government language.

 

An example of this can be in a pull down menu for "country"... Although the official name name is "Republic of the Union of Myanmar" people know it as BURMA.

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