VOTENAWEB: Social Media Meets Politics
VOTENAWEB provides a platform for people in Brazil to vote, informally, for the same projects that are being voted at the Brazilian Congress.
Webcitizen has created a platform that enables everyone to approve or reject the bills presented at the Brazilian Congress. VOTENAWEB (vote on the web) reproduces the full text of the bills, together with a short profile of its author and the current situation of the proposition.
Still in its beta version, VOTENAWEB already received more than 7000 votes in various subjects. Its goal is to rescue the idea of citizenship, bringing people closer to the decisions that directly affect their lives. One great “side effect” of this initiative is the exposure of discrepancies between how politicians vote and how people that elected them expect them vote.