Citizens as Public Sensors

SeeClickFix is redefining the meaning of citizenship. At least according to the The O'Reilly Radar, which posted excerpts from an interview with Ben in a blog post on Monday. Blogger James Turner wrote that SeeClickFix is unique in prioritizing citizens in the Gov 2.0 equation: "SeeClickFix believes that the citizens may have as much to offer local government as the government may have to offer to the people," by collecting and reporting data on the street.

This post made waves in the techie blogosphere and was picked up by Slashdot, which featured a snippet of an interview with Jeff.