Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution

June 16th, 2011

After the huge impact of the financial crisis on its banking system and government, Iceland is writing a new Constitution through crowdsourcing. Citizens can share their ideas on a dedicated website and the major social networks as to what the new document should contain.
Read the rest of this entry »

Egypt Revolution Tracked on Social Media Map

February 14th, 2011

GIS software developer Esri has posted a map of Egypt that follows the “social conversation” as the country’s historic political revolution continues. Tweets, YouTube videos and Flickr photos are plotted on the map
Read the rest of this entry »

Mexican city officials use Twitter to inform on drug war

October 5th, 2010

In Northern Mexico some city officials of Reynosa use social networks to counter contradicting information from the drug cartels and to fill the gaps left by traditional media in Mexico that are limiting their coverage of the country’s drug wars because of pressure from the drug cartels.
Read the rest of this entry »

Tweet your MEP: an attempt to connect citizens and MEPs

September 28th, 2010

Touteleurope.eu, a French multilingual news website on European affairs, has launched Tweet Your MEP on the 22nd of September 2010. This website is aiming at connecting the European citizens with the Members of the European Parliament using the service provided by Twitter.
Read the rest of this entry »

North Korea makes Twitter debut

August 17th, 2010

North Korea’s government has opened a Twitter account called @uriminzok last month, The Guardian reported. Whereas such a move from a government or a politic is generally seen as a more humanized, collaborative and real-time attempt to communicate, the Korean account is described as
Read the rest of this entry »