What if you didn’t have to trek to a town hall or city council meeting to be heard? What if City Hall could open its ears to nearly the entire city?
Textizen asks questions on posters in public places, then collects citizen feedback via text message. Anyone with a minute and an opinion can reply.
Textizen’s cloud-based platform allows city officials and community groups to create surveys and track feedback as it comes in. Textizen not only allows a city to garner more representative feedback from a larger cross-section of their communities, but allows for data-driven decisions and more empowered residents.
Want more details or to sign up for an account? Visit Textizen.com or watch the video below.
- Announcing Textizen — Citizen feedback for the digital age (Code for America blog)
- Meet Textizen — A new way to get citizen feedback in the digital age (GovLoop)
- Texting Government: Narrowing the Digital Divide? (Government Technology)
- New Program to Help Philly Crowd-Source Its Comprehensive Plan (Next American City)
- Philly Asks For Feedback By Text Message (Newsworks)
- What Do You Like, Don’t Like? — Text It To Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City Tribune)
- At last, your complaints are invited (Philebrity.com)
Textizen is open source.