New Gov Think Tank Recruits Nations Brightest!
In a fascinating effort by the Federal Gov't to open up American policy-making to the people, Expert Labs (now known as "Think Up") was born.
This contemporary think tank is gathering a diverse array of world-class private-sector experts to leverage what's now being called “cloud expertise”.
The purpose, simple: enlist citizen experts to inform and shape public policy through the social networks they already use.
I look forward to watching this revolutionary effort develop in coming years. I should say it's certainly off to an impressive start with some of the biggest guns in the private sector signing-on to lend their insights and proven problem-solving abilities to help navigate us through some of the countries most pressing and critical issues. Juggernauts like:
Caterina Fake, Founder Flickr.com, Hunch, and guided as Chairwoman Etsy.com
Anil Dash, founder StackExchange.com
Andy Baio, co-founder Kickstarter.com
And partnering with the little know guys like, well, Craig Newmark (the Founder of Craigslist.com). Sheesh, these guys are serious!
The organization has debuted with a fascinating utility that aggregates, analyzes, and graphs your communication across all channels. Here's a description on youtube.
Here's an excellent Wired article on the coming-together of Expert Labs.
August, 6, 2012