iBill/Silent Majority


Takes an RSS feed of updated bills, and allows users to comment in real-time using WebSockets and such.

If a person comments with negative sentiment.

The idea was to provide

Ideas for taking this project forward

  • Better data: according to my research, there was no way of retrieving the actual bills (including the updates) without scraping.
  • Publicity.
  • Perhaps merging with other websites that offer similar functionality; e.g. TWFY. Perhaps changing to a more modular format to be embedded directly to a Gov site. > Dramatically different use-cases.

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

About the data used for this project

Twitter: @lawrencejob @lawdjosh

Created at

National Hack the Government Day 2011

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