Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Votizen, for Viewing Your Friends' Voting Records - Businessweek

Radical transparency, representative democracy edition
"Launched last September, the website lets users see which of their contacts from Facebook (FB), Twitter, and LinkedIn (LNKD) are registered to vote, where, and with which party, as well as when they’ve voted in the past. So a Mitt Romney supporter who discovers that his old high school pals are now registered in a swing state could send them a plug for the candidate with the hope that like-minded contacts will do the same with their friends. And so on and so forth until Election Day, when every Votizen presumably goes to the polls, creating, as Binetti describes it, “a world where the size of your network matters a lot more than the size of your checkbook.”"
Votizen, for Viewing Your Friends' Voting Records - Businessweek
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