“Report, view, or discuss local problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting” online. Great, where? at Neighbourhood Fix-It. This is the story of a site built by mySociety. They build websites which give people “simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives”. As far as I know it only relates to the UK, but it serves as a good example of what the future of the internet will be like. We need more practical sites that allow us to improve our everyday experiences, and better communicate with those on power. Another great example is WriteToThem, where you can contact your Councillors, MP, MEPs, MSPs, or Northern Ireland, Welsh and London AMs for free. Very well done!
More community sites at mySociety projects.