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Can the Wonks Beat the Trolls on Government Sites?

People have been crowing about online communities for decades, but creating a space where people feel comfortable talking to one another is actually a difficult task. Successful online sites have found a way to welcome newcomers, make regulars feel at hom
People have been crowing about online communities for decades, but creating a space where people feel comfortable talking to one another is actually a difficult task. Successful online sites have found a way to welcome newcomers, make regulars feel at home and manage the provocations of “trolls,” spammers and misanthropes of all sorts. The Obama administration is running into some eccentric characters of it own as it tries to build Web sites to get citizens talking about public policy. I wrote in Tuesday’s Times about how an brainstorming session about open government on the White House Web site attracted vocal comments from people calling for exposure of records on U.F.O’s, legalization of marijuana and an investigation into alleged defects in the president’s birth certificate. The White House is hardly naïve in its foray into the scrum of the Web. Beth Simone Noveck, the New York Law School professor appointed by President Obama as deputy chief technology officer for open government, has studied these systems as much as anyone. She built Peer to Patent, a system that lets experts assist patent examiners with technical information.
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