Tag Archives: mySociety
September 19, 2011
FixMyTransport is the latest brainchild from crowdsourcing civic-engagement charity mySociety. Dedicated (or obsessive) readers may remember last year’s blog on FixMyStreet, a mySociety site where users “report, view and discuss local problems” (mostly involving potholes). Apparently, reports on FixMyStreet have led to over 65,000 street repairs (UK personal injury lawyers must be in real trouble).
FixMyTransport is very much FixMyStreet with added wheels. The …
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October 28, 2010
… interaction between citizens and their governments.
A good example is Fixmystreet, run by mySociety in the UK. Now in England, when a pothole makes you spill your coffee all over yourself, rather than writing a letter to your local MP, you simply log the problem on an online map. It is then automatically forwarded to the appropriate government employee.
Such websites not only allow the public to easily notify the government of issues, the publicity they generate also pressures …
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