Congress Online: More Information, Better-informed Citizens?

Congress Online: More Information, Better-informed Citizens?

Think you get a lot of email? Communication to your average Congress members' office has grown as much as 600 percent in the last ten years. We talk about the challenges and opportunities technology creates for communication between the American people and their government.

Advances in technology are creating new ways for people to participate in the political process: we can log onto Congress members' official websites, follow them on Twitter, and pore over donor lists and voting records. But is that information really making us better-informed citizens? We talk about the challenges and opportunities technology creates for communication between the American people and their government.

Guests

Brad Fitch

President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation

Josh Tauberer

founder, GovTrack; Chief Technology Officer, Popvox

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