5 more sites crowdsourcing ideas for government

Here are 5 more sites crowdsourcing citizen ideas to improve the way government works. See also 6 government sites crowdsourcing citizen ideas.

OpenInternet.gov

OpenInternet.gov is a place to join the discussion about the important issues facing the future of the Internet. Through this site you can stay connected to all Federal Communication Commission activities on the issue, and share your thoughts and ideas on open Internet.

Broadband.gov

Share your ideas on the National Broadband Plan.

OpenGov

How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative?

New York State Senate Property Tax Ideas

New York State Senate Property Tax Ideas

The New York Senate is working on ways to help New Yorkers cope with high property taxes – and we need your ideas.

OpenAustin

OpenAustin is a community-based effort to crowdsource the requirements and development for the new City of Austin web site using local software developers, marketing experts, and graphic designers that have been displaced from their jobs due to the current economic downturn. This will produce a superior web site for the citizens of Austin at a fraction of the cost of the city’s lowest bid.

About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He is also co-founder and CEO of ProudCity and advises civic leaders and businesses on how to best leverage digital strategies to create more effective, collaborative governments. He has written about civic technology for Federal Computer Week, NextGov, FedScoop, StateScoop and FierceGovernment, and has been referenced by the Washington Post and Fast Company on civic technology issues. Other projects/affiliations include Agile Government Leadership, CivicActions, HashtagGov, GovTechExec, GovPress and CityCamp. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

5 Responses

  1. The idea of using crowdsourcing to address government issues is a great one, since so many people care about these issues but feel unable to address them on their own. Another good example is the Guardian UK’s “Investigate your MP’s Expenses” project (see skillocracy.wordpress.com for a description).

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