Time.com: Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0 (6/30/08)

Time.com’s Jeremy Caplan reports from the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City. He quotes the Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller and discusses efforts to have bills posted online for 72 hours before floor debate.

Time.com “The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0”
by Jeremy Caplan, June 30, 2008

“Modern-day technology will reinvent democracy,” says Ellen Miller, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, which uses the Web to shine a light on the work of Congress. “It allows people to participate in huge numbers and in ways that will fundamentally challenge power structures, that will demand accountability from their elected officials.”