A draft of the Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-17 by the Planning Commission of the Government of India has been published at the Planning Commission’s website.
On 6 & 7 April 2013 the Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council are inviting citizens to innovatively communicate the Plan through creative visualizations and software applications. This is at the first ever Hackathon on aFive Year Plan (2012-17).
These are exciting times, and social media will play an increasing role in implementing Five Year Plans.
More than half a century ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” How to interpret this quote in the contemporary public planning and media setting?
The current version of the plan is published as three pdf books, of 360, 436 and 292 pages. A very good read for any one interested in the socio-economic status of India, its states, its economic sectors and its people.
The success of the plan will depend on how it facilitates further planning, and on the communication of insights and resulting commitments to stakeholders, including those at the base of the pyramid. It is clear that the current version of the plan is nothing in that regard, and that expectations are high that creative visualizations and software applications will improve the situation.
The India development dashboard is intended to offer a service in the targetted low-hurdle communication of planning inputs and outputs among all stakeholders in all economic sectors and functions of government. The Social Media Dream being that the people of India can harvest the everything of public planning.
If you have a Twitter account, and know or wrote an article that is particularly relevant to any ISIC class of economic activities, then find the ISIC code, e.g. 0144 , and use #isic0144 in the tweet with the article’s link (and title).
Visitors of the Actor Atlas, looking for information on their sector of interest will see your tweet and may access the article, even weeks after you tweeted it. No need for retweeting anymore!
the General Accountability Office (this is a mistake in the FT, must be Government Accountability Office): A US public sector agency (= actor in the Actor Atlas jargon), for which a role page is created: http://www.actor-atlas.info/role:government-accountability-office. In this page I generalize a definition for the U.S. situation towards a generic one, referring to Legislature, Executive, and Citizens.
both articles, the one in the Financial Times, and the one by Haldane mention a number of options to deal with the too big to fail problem: these I haven’t studied in detail yet, as these options are from trustworthy sources, I put links in a comment at the sector maphttp://www.actor-atlas.info/sector-map:financial-sector
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, this is relying upon technology to make content findable according to pull-mode.
There are two mainstreams in the As-Is media.
Inclusive social media in which everyone has become a creator, pushing content to the socially engaged via ”spam” of the first (e-mail), second (posting) or third (chain-posting) kind.
Traditional media, on the other hand, caters to the socially privileged. It maintains the rent-picking business models optimized in the printing-press age for engaging the economically privileged in non-inclusive innovations.
The search-engine-for-pull and social-media-for-push entrenches inclusive content interactions into a creation wave that hardly yields social engagement for inclusive innovation. Hence the (image of a) content tsunami hiding the Internet’s inclusive innovative potential.
The small differences that would yield a critical juncture in our media use for inclusive innovation are simple. It consists of nourishing some of the best practices of the printing press age in the age of Internet.
Open online dictionaries, encyclopedias (Wikipedia) and translation services (Google Translate) are building blocks. The Actor Atlas aims to further improve the social engagement for inclusive innovation. This is explored in these Google+ Communities: