Skip to comments.This New App Could be Your Congressman's Worst Nightmare
Posted on 05/15/2014 11:45:00 AM PDT by upbeat5
They might not admit it, but a new app designed to give constituents easier access to their elected officials might just give your congressional member nightmares.
Countable is a new social media app that gives voters a simple, concise and fast way to interact with their representatives.
Countable seeks to give citizens a greater voice in national politics, Wired reported. The companys online service, which launches to the public today, gives you a simple and concise overview of the bills your national representatives are debating, and it lets you instantly send emails to these representatives, telling them how you would like them to vote.
Joe Trippi a social media political pioneer who started trends 10 years ago that forever changed the way politicians run for office and interact with voters via the Internet is working with the Countable team to influence the way House and Senate members carry on the conversation with their constituents after they reach D.C.
Theres been a lot of focus on winning campaigns, but theres been less focus on governing, said Trippi, a veteran of Howard Deans and John Edwards presidential campaigns, among others. There are a lot of tools out there for campaigns to talk to voters, but not as many looking at how to give citizens and voters more impact on actual elected leaders in Congress.
Countable was founded by a pair of web TV developers, Peter Arzhintar and Bart Myers.
We were talking about what to do next, and were both passionate about politics, Myers said. We were interested in what happened with campaign finance reform and SOPA, but we were disappointed with the tools that were out there to drive advocacy and let the average voter to get involved.
Both Azhintar and Myers feel congressional language can be complex, especially in the way it is currently made available to the public. They wanted to give voters insights into real-time legislative process in plain English.
Fortunately, most pieces of legislation can be reasonably straight forward, Myers said. Its when you get into complicated legislation with different political motivations associated with it that things get hard.
Check out the video in article:
easiest way for the IRS to know who to audit and if need be, where to pick you up
(gps comes along with all smart phone metadata)
Bwahahaha! Evil geniuses.
Won’t bother them at all. They don’t give a danm about what we think now. This won’t change anything.
The authoritahs can turn on any feature they want to remotely.
Your cameras, your microphone, your GPS. Anything.
do you honestly believe your ‘permission’ is required for tracking?
you must think you still have rights. how quaint
Please. You don’t think they actually care what their constituents think, do you?
They Federal Government pays their wages, expenses, staffs, etc. They only care about about empowering themselves...
I didn’t realize they were supposed to govern over us, but thought they were supposed to represent our interests.
Oh please. They can ignore the beeping or whatever they use to alert the Congressman. I get alerted all day long on my I-Phone...at first I would look and see what it was all about, but after two weeks of seeing it was nothing or something that could wait. I don’t even look anymore at all.
Who are going to be the benevolent upstanding citizens who get to determine what exactly is the "simple and concise overview of the bills your national representatives are debating"
Will it be the same people who give us simple and concise overviews now in the newspaper????
having written networking software for commercial and DoD over the past 30+ years...
yes, i believe i do