How is technology impacting social and economic divisions in cities?
(This post is a response to a group blogging event organized by Meeting of the Minds and Tumml.)
- The democratization of decision making through the development of basic technology tools for election monitoring and the reporting of political corruption;
- Improved mechanisms for supporting environmental protection through expanded education, monitoring, and polluter reporting;
- Expanded accountability for human rights abuses afforded from exposure on social media platforms and the global dissemination of information about offenders through photos and videos on the internet;
- Public outreach and participation in the municipal, regional, and federal decision making process through internet outreach.