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The PolicyABCs Website and Policy Think Shop Blog Rules
THE VENUE: Welcome to the PolicyABCs website and The Policy Think Shop blog hosted at: www.PolicyABCs.Org
The PolicyABCs website is an information sharing resource that seeks to host and coordinate various social media tools that will network public policy information sharing and knowledge building. In the past three years, we have built The Policy ThinkShop blog. Other projects will follow.
PolicyABCs is a website maintained to provide a medium where “the public interest” can be better defined, shared and supported.
THE MEDIUM: This website is simply a social platform for sharing ideas through the written word. The focus is on social media tools that allow reasonable people to share and build on reasonable ideas that seek to address current public policy issues. We can all come here to meet and build a conversation to enlighten people who are interested in participating in the public policy discourse from an academic, practitioner or public interest advocacy perspective.
MODERATOR: I am the designer, administrator, and bottle washer of this multimedia project. It started out as a simple exploration of webpage design with Dreamweaver and moved on from there. Once we found wordpress.com we decided to build a blog first, before perfecting the website. The blog took 3 years! So we decided to merry the two projects by using wordpress.org and hosting our won blog. That is where we are in this our fourth year, 2015.
I am also the “typist” behind “PolicyABCs,” “WeSeeReason,” “PolicyThinkShop,” to name a few of our twitter accounts that tweet concepts and words related to reasonable thinking about the world around us. I have been on the internet since 1995 and have enjoyed every moment of it. I have three decades of policy research, development and implementation experience and a Masters degree in Policy.
But this blog is not about me. It is about our ability to build policy insight through reasonable words–hence “WeSeeReason.” We also believe public policy must be understood and acted upon by all our citizens. We want to make public policy “as easy as ABCs.”
You can also share with us at:
The Principles and Rules:
Public Policy Affects All of Us. It should not be a mystery… It should be as easy as ABCs
Think before you write.
Consider the audience you are addressing and always be respectful.
Stay on topic.
Before you make your point or take the discussion in a different direction, make sure the persons(s) making the most recent points have had an appropriate response.
Be yourself and speak for yourself.
Listen harder than you “talk” and always be ready to apologize to preserve good relations with others when you commit an error–we all do.
HOW TO CONTACT US: I appreciate the value of this medium, which allows us to share our thoughts, opinions and insights within a conversation that can add to our public policy thinking and consequent commitments to make our communities better places to live. Send us your thoughts at any of our main twitter accounts and or email. These are:
Our definition of Public Policy:
Public Policy is social agreement written down as a universal guide for social action. We at The Policy ThinkShop share information so others can think and act in the best possible understanding of “The Public Interest.”