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Nice NYTimes story on analyzing urban data and leveraging open data for a more resilient & livable city - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/nyregion/mayor-bloombergs-geek-squad.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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Check out DemocracyMap, my entry for the Knight News Challenge. It's a simple website and API that allows people to find and contact all the governing bodies and elected officials that represent them from the most local office to the national level. The submission period closes in a few days, so it'd be awesome if you could upvote (applaud) or comment on this on the News Challenge website to support it.

The current DemocracyMap prototype provides primary contact information for every city, county, and state in the United States as well as contact information for all state and national legislators, all governors, all county officials, and over 100,000 municipal officials.
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That would be awesome! I'd love to chat - just emailed your nicusa email address.
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Lets get someone awesome in here
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NYC announced their Bike Share program today and we launched a bike station suggestion map with the DOT so that New Yorker's can help plan the system. Check it out - http://nyc.gov/bikeshare

And here's a video of the announcement: http://vimeo.com/29066863
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Sometimes +Dennis Crowley seems to randomly appear in scenes like this, like a friendly mascot for NYC :)
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I think we're starting to see the emergence of the civic web with data standards like #Open311 & shareable civic tech like what's cataloged on Code for America Commons http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/open-data-shifts-from-apps-to-big-issues-89718.html
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My post about the missing map for open government.
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This whole open government thing seems to be going pretty strong. I'm on my way to the White House to help start the review process for one of the US commitments to the Open Government Partnership (specifically the petitions platform - whitehouse.gov/petitions) and then later this month I'll be on a panel at the first annual OGP meeting in Brasilia to talk about our work with Open311 and open systems for transportation and planning.

http://www.opengovpartnership.org/
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I think I fixed my contrast issues in gmail with this mockup. Any chance we can get a theme that does this? My eyes would love you for it! +Jason Cornwell +Chris Messina

Perhaps I can use browser plugins to hack it otherwise.
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Looks like the new "High Contrast" theme comes pretty close:

https://img.skitch.com/20111219-qs4hutwm3811in7ntyibrg8d3q.png

Thanks +Jason Cornwell

Though I'm not sure why there are two different settings menus with a gear icon, those seem like they should be consolidated.
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Segmented content sharing UX design http://bit.ly/q2oFWO @joindiaspora cleanest,@google+ ok,@facebook needs help. RE: http://bit.ly/qsTKRv
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Civic Technologist
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  • Civic Agency
    Free Agent, 2013 - present
  • White House
    Presidential Innovation Fellow, 2012 - 2013
  • OpenPlans
    Open Government Program Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • WWU
    2004 - 2007
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Brooklyn, NY - Anacortes, WA - Bay Area, CA - Bellingham, WA - Brooklyn, NY