To create an open-source version of VillageSoup’s successful community news software, combining professional journalism, blogs, citizen journalism, online advertising and “reverse publishing” from online to print. Goals: “Turning independent weekly newspaper companies and entrepreneurs into an imposing, lively, worldwide creative energy that is competitive with media company chains.”
To create a citizen/professional journalism project using innovative web tools and citizen journalism practices to track Boulder's implementation of a carbon tax
Supporting government innovation by creating tools and servers that meet government regulations, so that developers can easily build and adopt new technology
To create a micro-payment system to fund investigative news reports
To develop open-source software allowing "real-time advertising" that can be updated at any time by local business using social media
To use the latest software and computer-based FM transmitters to reduce the cost of creating rural radio stations
Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities
To test the latest social networking and user-generated-content tools in a small Russian town about to host the Olympics
To offer Chicago residents Wi-Fi hotspots for up to three weeks at a time, in addition to one-on-one digital literacy and skills coaching and access to online tutorials.
To develop a service to allow users to better report, track and resolve errors, issues and problems in news coverage
To enable radio stations to transmit over cellular phone networks and citizens to set up their own radio stations
To empower people to share breaking news by creating a searchable map of events streamed around the world.