Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Participatory Voting Platform
From: Mark Belinsky
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:29:19 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Sam,

The system is written in Ruby and all the data is available in machine readable format. Currently, CSV is the easiest to get to. In terms of authentication, do you mean user or machine. On the former, I'm curious to get a FacebookSocial wrapper, so people can be anonymous or not, according to their interest. Any Ruby people interested in helping? There's room on other projects too (translation, etc). On the latter... https://github.com/allourideas/allourideas.org

Best,
Mark


On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Sam Boyer <act@samboyer.org> wrote:
nifty. is the data generated by this site available for machine consumption? in what format? *crosses fingers for JSON* is there any kind of authentication?

Mark Belinsky <mbelinsky@digital-democracy.org> wrote:

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>Hi General Assembly innovators,
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>I've been working on this participatory decision-making platform
>"allourideas" to get at a tangible way of real-time broad based
>democratic decision making. Please check it out here:
>http://www.allourideas.org/occupywallstreet?info=netwrkgrp . It asks
>you, to "Vote On Which Idea You Like Better". Feel free to click and vote.
>
>In the next few days, I'm hoping we can gather volunteers to set up a
>"voting booth." Basically people take with tablets at Freedom Park to
>ask people to vote on the ideas that they'd like to see. If you're
>interested in helping, please let me know and I'll include you as part
>of the planning group.
>
>This site is an initial attempt to see if the tool speaks to people.
>Digital Democracy has had some successes with this with our friends in
>Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, and I'm hoping we can take the lessons and
>open source tools we've been working with around the world to continue
>to support the marginalized, even in this country - the 99%. I hope to
>hear from you. Thanks so much for your time.
>
>Disclosure: All of the ideas on the allourideas site are currently
>seeded from demands heard at #OWS and from unscientific polls that I've
>seen covered in a variety of media sources. Fast company, CNN, WSJ &
>occupywallstreet forum, plus Matt Taibbi. The site is completely open
>and transparent. If you'd like to see an idea that's not currently in
>the system, please add it, this site is open source, transparent,
>participatory, and accountable to us all.
>
>All the best,
>Mark
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