As with any start-up, small pockets of society, perhaps the more obscure groups, are the first to latch onto trends.
When SeeClickFix launched in 2008, it was the niche bloggers and cyclist groups around the country who promoted and used our tools.
In the past few months, SeeClickFix has drawn more mainstream media partners from all over the world and we couldn't be more happy. Media partners are connecting SeeClickFix with governments and helping to make our tools a vital part of fixing city infrastructure... and of course those darned potholes!
But in the past week we've had a few interesting partners join up or continue to promote SeeClickFix and we wanted to point a few out to you.
The Argentina Citizen
Based in Argentina, this website who has recently launched the SeeClickFix map has a fresh objective: "Building a citizenship based on the values of our Constitution, transferring the virtues of private to public."
While their SeeClickFix activity is quiet at the moment, they are helping to introduce the technology to their citizens and are staying true to their ideals of turning citizens into vale-based constituents.
You can visit their SeeClickFix page page here.
Christian Grantham is a Nashville, TN-based multimedia journalist who works a day job as a producer at a local television station but devotes the early morning hours of his days (6am-7am) hosting his own webshow.
This is his recent SeeClickFix video for his daily morning web show and he pitched the use of the SeeClickFix tool for his viewers in Nashville as a New Year's Resolution; to become more active citizens:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2mVY1pQEJk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]
Capitol Hill Seattle is a great blog in Seattle, WA, who focuses on neighborhood-specific issues. They've embraced SeeClickFix since its start. Read their most recent post here.
This hyperlocal website is one of newest media partners! We recently added their neighborhood of Coconut Grove to the SeeClickFix map and they've kindly added a jazzed-up version of our widget to their website homepage.
Run by community members for community members, Grandavenews also employs the work of students and professors from the University of Miami.