You know? From today you can tweet any member of the European Parliament through our new app 🙂 bit.ly/tweetyourmep #tweetyourmep #opendata
— Alessio Biancalana (@dottorblaster) October 1, 2012
Nata quasi per gioco da una chiacchierata su SOD (Spaghetti Open Data), è ora ufficialmente disponibile TweetYourMEP, applicazione web per “meglio socializzare” con i nostri rappresentanti al Parlamento Europeo. Pubblicamente. Dal sito:
TweetyourMEP – Debugging the democratic deficit – one tweet at the time
In pre-digital democracies, citizens wishing to draw the attention of their representatives to something would write them letters; more recently, we upgraded to email. Online social networks take this exercise to a whole new level, because citizens and representatives use them to interact in public. If you tweet your MEP everyone can see you do it; and everyone can see whether that MEP engages with you, and how.
So, don’t be shy and tweet away. You will help MEPs stay close to the citizenry. Sometimes the democratic deficit can be filled with 140 characters.