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Can Social Software Change the World? Loomio Just Might

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 18 2013

The Loomio mascot

After nearly fifty years of development and roughly twenty years of mass adoption, the Internet hasn't created many truly useful tools for groups. We may live in the age of "ridiculously easy group formation," but if you've spent any time as part of a group, you know that all the most popular internet tools --email, list-servs, blogs, chats, and wikis --basically suck at group coordination. None of these tools are built to make it easy for large groups to make decisions together. But a new upstart from New Zealand called Loomio, born in the fertile ashes of the Occupy movement, may have cracked the code. Read More

Launching Apps.gov: Tools Safe Enough for Uncle Sam

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 16 2009

Hacks.gov is only a matter of time, dontcha think? To be shortly followed by Microblogging.gov. And then Tunes.gov, a clearinghouse for DRM-cleared music that can serve as the soundtrack for government service... Read More