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A talk prepared for the Citizen Voices Conference sponsored by the World Bank:

A talk prepared for the Citizen Voices Conference sponsored by the World Bank:

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  • Citizen Voices in a Networked Age of #BigData “Citizen Voices” Global Conference on Citizen Engagement for Enhanced Development Impact March 17, 2013 Washington, DCDr. Stuart ShulmanPhone: +1-413-345-8939Email: stu.shulman@visioncritical.com
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure• I am the founder and CEO Texifter, LLC.• Texifter recently sold the DiscoverText software to Vision Critical.• I profited from the asset sale, as did UMass.• I stand to profit further from sales of DiscoverText licenses.• A UMass panel has managed the case from cradle to grave.• I am currently an employee of Vision Critical Inc. and UMass.
  • My Current Area of Research
  • How Did I Get Here? May 2001
  • Seeking Deliberative Democracy November 2002
  • eRulemaking Research May 2003
  • Mass Email Campaigns December 2004
  • Misleading Members for Data June 2005
  • Membership & Resources April 2006
  • The Dam Breaks January 2007
  • Early Prototype Solutions April 2008
  • The “Notice and Spam Era” April 2009
  • Reading Inspirational Books November 2010
  • 10 Years of Coding Text October 2011
  • Innovation Happens in Groups June 2012
  • Interactive Machine Classifiers March 2013
  • Where Does This Leave Us?
  • The First Draft of History is Now Often a Tweet
  • Be Wary of Too Much Automation
  • Simple Clustering Does Help With Many Problems
  • What is the Future of Citizen Voice Online?
  • Thank-you for having me!Dr. Stuart W. ShulmanVice President for Text Analytics, Vision CriticalFounder & CEO, Texifter, LLCAssistant Professor, University of Massachusetts AmherstDirector, Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP)Associate Director, National Center for Digital GovernmentEditor Emeritus, Journal of Information Technology & PoliticsContact Informationstu.shulman@visioncritical.comhttp://people.umass.edu/stu/@stuartwshulman