Could our smartphones talk back to big-money politics? [NewsWorks] “It would work this way: Through this application, available on your smartphone and laptop, you could opt to be a virtual donor in any federal race in which you’re eligible to vote. You’d get, let’s say, 10 thousand virtual bucks to spend on each election were you could vote, for Senate, House, president.”
Budget fight alive and well on Twitter [Philadelphia Daily News] “We at PhillyClout have covered more than a few budget debates in our time. But this is the first year that Twitter has really been in full force as part of the debate. And it makes for some interesting commentary online.”
Philly Developers Island Officials & SmugBee Games in Atari Pong Contest [Geekadelphia] Since the Geekadelphia post, Philly game developer Island Officials was named a finalist in the contest. Vote for ’em HERE.
IndyHall Celebrates Expansion With Donated Art Gallery [Geekadelphia]
New Program to Help Philly Crowd-Source Its Comprehensive Plan [Next American City] “Dubbed Textizen, the free platform involves a charming mixture of new and old media. It works by having residents respond via text message to questions posted in various places around the city, from bus shelters to telephone posts, asking for their opinions on specific community topics like transportation and quality of life.”
Entrepreneur of the Year awards include CEOs of Monetate, Synthes [Philadelphia Inquirer]