In 2010 and 2011 I maintained the bilingual blog Información Cívica to document my full time consultancy for Open Society Foundations. I was aided by my co-author, Juan Arellano. Through case studies and interviews, the blog sought to document and evaluate the use of technology and information by Latin American civil society, and help narrow the divide between the influential “digerati” and more experienced public advocacy groups.
In 2010 I directed a team of 16 researchers to complete a global mapping of technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability and civic participation. The six-month mapping culminated in a widely referenced final report and lead to a second phase of research that focuses on in-depth, longer term impact evaluation.
From 2004 until 2006 I was among a small group of contributors to San Diego Blog, the first community blog dedicated to news and events in the San Diego area. Founded by Joe Crawford in 2003, the blog brought together a community of the city’s earliest bloggers and covered issues that were left out of the mainstream media. In 2006 it was sold to Matrix Media Technologies. An archive of my posts is still available.