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A new method of communication involving VOIP/wireless and cable call management phone booth systems. AirCellCall's technical architecture system combines several communication methods into one device that you can use to communicate even if you do not have a cell phone available. Designed to serve the general public, corporate and government entities. 

TwilioSMS, Twilio 
All Around China - Live China 360 Search

Searchable news about the Chinese economy, government and culture. 

YouTube, YahooVideo, YahooMyWeb, Google 

A Geiger counter for crime - a mobile app that combines hyperlocal census/crime data with the users' current or entered location to provide a "safety reading". Crime statistics for the 2 block radius around the location used. 

Banned Books

Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists, demonstrates how your wishlists might be used by government agencies to profile you based on the books you read. By Tom Owad. 

Ontok, GoogleMaps, AmazonProductAdvertising 

Visually track Congress with maps. BillMaps puts Congressional bills on the map.  

OpenGovernmentDataInitiative,, GoogleMaps 
Blocks and Lots

API access to NYCs 5 million+ property records. 

GoogleMaps, BlankSlate 
Brewster Jennings Protects America

The classic game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego lives on in this intrepretation on a Google Map. Race around the globe as a government agent to stop a deadly terror attack. 

Call for The Dream

Call Congress using the Twilio.js client.  

Twilio, SunlightLabsCongress 
Citizen Service Requests

Citizens can request service and check the status of service requests using Google Maps, Cityworks local API and ReCaptcha. Citizens can solicit a request by entering an address manually or select a location from a Google Map. 


CityCon allows you to find detailed information about any member of the current 110th U.S. Congress. 


Prototype of the technology to create a set of visualization widgets that make use of eGovPDX's City Council Connect API. Will be developing further to create a vote count widgets for desktop and blog. 

Congress Meets Second Life

Using the SunlightLabs APIs, Kiwini Oe of Clear Ink created info centers on the Second Life Capitol Hill that offer detailed information on members of the U.S. Congress. This links shows you a YouTube video of the mashup. 

SunlightLabsCongress, SecondLife 
Congress SpaceBook

A mashup developed to emulate a social networking platform for Congress. It uses over 10 APIs and links to: news, blogs, comments, bio information, voting records, campaign finance and more. PHP source code available. 

YouTube, Yahoo, Technorati, OpenSecrets, GoogleSocialGraph, Google, FriendFeed, Flickr, Eventful, CapitolWords, BackType 
Congress Sunlight Foundation Android App

Congress is an app for Google Andriod pones that is a pocket Congressional directory. Uses the Sunlight Labs API to show you up-to-date info about members of Congress, and to pull in updates from members Twitter and YouTube accounts. 

YouTube, Yahoo, Twitter, SunlightLabsCongress 

An iPhone app that mashes up a variety of different data for Congress including videos, twitter feeds, office maps, click to call, find legislator by GPS, recent votes, websites and committees. 

CPI Media Tracker

From the Well Connected project at The Center for Public Integrity, the Media Tracker is an online database that, aside from mapping broadcast towers, provides an array of data on the reach and influence of companies that control the flow of information. 

Crime in Denver Colorado

These data come from Denver Police Department reports on crimes and are updated a few times per week. They do not include every crime reported to police or incidents to which police respond that do not result in a police report. 

CrocTail Corporate Watch

CrocTail provides an interface for browsing information parsed from SEC filings about several hundred thousand U.S. publicly traded corporations and their foreign subsidiaries. 

GoogleMaps, CorpWatch 

Cubit offers cut-and-paste ready planning data for a fee. Uses a Google Map to accept input of the area (free registration required). 

D.C. Historic Tours is mashup that allows tourists to create tours of D.C. All of the data is pulled from D.C.'s government data feeds. 

Yelp, Wikipedia, GoogleMaps, Flickr 


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