Internet Democracy

White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos


If we’re talking about engagement, the White House online petition platform We the People has already been a resounding success: In the last two months of 2012 alone, users appended 4.9 digital signatures to more than 73,000 petitions on such matters as gun laws, the war in Afghanistan and the nation’s pressing need to build a replica Death Star, forcing the Obama Administration to raise the threshold for presidential response from 25,000 to 100,000 signatures. Read More