Congressman Mike Honda: Crowdsourcing approach

I am in the process of interviewing the most innovative congressional offices on their new media strategies and came across a truly groundbreaking approach for a political representative. Congressman Mike Honda, 15th district, CA (which includes Silicon Valley), and his new media director AJ Bhadelia, have initiated a crowdsourcing approach to redesign Honda’s congressional website. While there are a lot of details that I will report later, the first result of this process is up online:


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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