Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Bribespot: Reporting Bribes via a Smartphone App - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

The Web site says the app employs the same sort of mobile “check in” technology that services like Foursquare use. But instead of letting everyone know that you’re enjoying a fabulous latte at Starbucks, you let them know that you just were forced to pay a bribe to the subway inspector because you were caught riding (in Hungary) without a ticket. “The more check-ins are made at a certain location, the more visible are corruption hotspots on the map,” the site says, and the more likely those in charge of a particular institution are to take heed. “That is where the real change starts,” the site adds, hopefully.

Bribespot: Reporting Bribes via a Smartphone App - NYTimes.com

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