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ThinkProgress

Aysha Khan

15 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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New initiatives have been implemented to address Wikipedia’s gender gap: both the discrepancy of who is editing the site and the discrepancy of who is covered by the site. Activities include classes to teach girls how...

The Guardian

Priyanka Borpujari

12 December 2016

India

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Sexual violence is a huge problem in India. The mobile apps and online maps created in response aren’t helping. Why? The tools are unreliable, not integrated with government services, and don’t address the cultural dy...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Stephen St.Vincent

12 October 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Low-income people often miss out on court dates because they cannot afford to miss work or leave their children. Michigan and Ohio courts have incorporated the Matterhorn “online adjudication system” to handle simple ...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

1 August 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Low wage workers are very likely to have their rights violated. To support them in an accessible and efficient way WorkersReport was created as an app to help workers report and track violations as well as get in touc...

Hyperallergic

Seph Rodney

6 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can now use the Ask App, a messaging service that provides a way to ask questions and get recommendations about museum holdings in real time from art historians on staff.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

1 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Software and apps are helping millions of Americans trying to solve civil problems on their own.

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

3 May 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Without an address emergency response, voting rights, legal aid, bank accounts and more are difficult if not impossible to get. what3words is a new startup that has given every 3-meter-squares in the world a 3-word a...

NPR

Poncie Rutsch

27 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Yelp has partnered with city public health departments to display health inspection scores on a restaurants Yelp page. In this way, inspection information is more readily disseminated to consumers and diners can make ...

NationSwell

Rob Gurwitt

11 December 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Very few people go to city council meetings. MindMixer, a tech startup company, increased civic participation in states across the U.S. with online platforms for city officials and the community to discuss ideas.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 March 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, a company created an online crowdfunding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action. Across the worl...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 March 2011

Kenya

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Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.

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