A new app with a political bent has hit the cyber streets.
"Voterfriendly is a voter education app that shows you who is in Congress, how they have voted, and allows you to weigh in with a Yay or Nay vote on the same items that have appeared before elected reps."
"It shows you how often you agree with your representatives, and which members of Congress you agree with the most."
As well as spreading awareness regarding who each politicians is and which politician is voting for what, Voterfriendly may end up being a precursor to a move outside of representative government completely. Since just about everyone in the United States has Internet access (either through home, phone, or library); having one corruptible individual make decisions on behalf of millions could fall out of favor with the electorate. Apps like Voterfriendly may ramp up the digital social democracy we see becoming more popular today.
As was stated in the documentary Us Now, "There's a whole new model that's emerging where we become part of the government." Indeed the maximization of representative democracy may arrive through the Internet.
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