A model use of Social media to increase government accountability

Parliament of CanadaI believe that social media can be used to enhance our sense of connection with government and to increase the accountability of our elected representatives.

Ian Ketcheson posts about Theyworkforyou.com, which, according to Ian, “blows the doors off of any other project I’ve seen for shining the light on what happens within a public institution.”

I’d love to see something like this introduced in Canada.

  • BBS

    We used to have Howdtheyvote.ca, but it seems to have fallen dormant in this Parliament. I believe the developer has committed to updating it at some point in the future.

    I’ve followed Theyworkforyou.com over the last couple of years and have often been jealous at their development. The API/XML addition is interesting for the future.