When it comes to hashtag activism, there is usually lots of controversy and few results.
The White House’s electronic petitions site, WeThePeople, will move to an API-based service, allowing users to sign petitions without visiting the website, said Peter Welch, a deputy director in the Office of Digital Strategy.
President Obama recorded a video response to the online petitions on the White House’s site, WeThePeople, asking him to address gun control and school safety.
Is it possible to put together a functional, user-friendly website and a business plan to tackle some of today’s largest social, environmental, and political problems in just 48 hours? The people at Social Innovation Camp think so, and it’s their mission to hook up graphic designers, website developers, marketing professionals and other industry experts with local activists looking to impact today’s tough problems using social media on the web. The most recent weekend-long Social Innovation Camp event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on April 8-10, and was a huge success.