1. Online Media / Information in your Community

E-Democracy.Org is surveying people in Minnesota to discover great blogs, wikis, online video, photo collections, forums, etc. originating in our state. We are particularly interested in rural/Greater Minnesota examples, but please share local examples from everywhere across the state.

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* 1. Do you use the internet to get information about your local community?

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* 2. Are you aware of any of the following types of websites in your community/area? Please, check all that apply.

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* 3. Do you receive e-mail newsletters or regular e-mail announcements from any of the following? Check as many as apply.

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* 4. How often to you exchange e-mail with people who live NEAR you?

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* 5. Have you ever done any of the following? Check all that apply.

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* 6. Like the previous question, what else have you done online - some of these are new so-called "Web 2.0" services

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* 7. Can you tell us any stories about how you or your neighbors have used the web or e-mail to organize a community event, to advocate or solve a problem in your area, or communicate with your elected officials? If yes, please tell us here.

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* 8. What ideas do you have to encourage more Minnesotans, especially those in Greater Minnesota, to create community blogs, share video, gather local photos, build online social network, etc. to connect people and tell the stories of their local communities online?

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