The government policies that shape our work, families and lives could be better, and we all know it. We're Expert Labs, and we know one thing that will make policy better: Get more people involved.
We help agencies in federal, state and local government listen to the ideas and insights of citizens.
And we help ordinary citizens who aren't lobbyists or insiders or politicians get their voices heard by policy makers simply by using social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
How it works
- We publish reports: Check out detailed documents explaining how government engagement online should work, or our innovative new Federal Social Media Index.
- Our blog is constantly updated: Our blog covers everything from the latest technologies we've developed to broader ideas about how Open Government is evolving.
- ThinkUp makes your social networks more meaningful: Our community has built the first and only free tool which automatically archives your data and communications across Facebook, Twitter and Google+, encouraging engagement on these networks.
Who's Behind This?
We're a small, independent, non-partisan non-profit team of passionate people backed by AAAS, the MacArthur Foundation, and a community of hundreds of passionate and brilliant technology developers who contribute to our crowdsourcing platform, ThinkUp.