To create open-source software for neighborhood news
To make technology work for communities by creating a tool kit and online community for citizen-based, grassroots data gathering and research.
To help tell rich multimedia stories by improving a toolkit that allows people to collaboratively produce, curate and publish multimedia projects.
To support the development of a technology plan for an SMS-based mobile membership platform designed to increase the number of participants and incentivize increased action and retention
To help news organizations better use public information by creating PANDA, new software that cleans up and aids in analyzing it.
To experiment with a new funding model for local news by bringing together leaders and innovators in communities to provide microgrants to journalism and media projects.
To analyze issues of Internet unity, governance and structure and propose strategies to increase global Internet freedom
To develop a new, mobile model for disseminating community information by testing a service that notifies residents of a city in India when water is available.
To increase transparency by creating a platform that helps verify information emerging from mobile phones and the social web.
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To create a digital platform that will display local laws and court decisions in a way that provides clarity and context.
To create an editorial and crowd-sourced database that allows visualizing the relationships among political, civic and business leaders