September 13, 2009

Help out get your street fixed

Listening to this interesting 8½ minute talk by Tom Steinberg of mySociety, I learned about FixMyStreet, a site to help people report, view, or discuss local problems they’ve found to their local council by simply locating them on a map. An example: In this report, a person reported that an old refrigerator had been dumped in a river.

Towards the end of his speech, Mr. Steinberg talks about how they succeeded among local governments in Britain. He mentions, for example, that "it was actually basically kind of doing it". "Coding is quicker than consensus."

What other ideas do you have to help governments move to Government 2.0?

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