England has a “parliamentary” social network
In the CIS countries, the ideas expressed by ordinary citizens regarding the improvement of many areas of life and work most often remain unheard by those in power. There are many reasons for this, and we will not be distracted by a discussion of what is already being discussed on any site. And in the UK, in order to convey the idea to the ruling circles, an interesting social network Jolitics was created, the idea of which is quite new. The developers built the social network so that its structure is similar to the structure of the British Parliament. Thus, the developers hope that their social network will serve not for entertainment, but for conveying ideas approved by most users to real parliamentarians.
Organized all this is really interesting. For example, if you really want to offer your idea, then you do not need to paint it on hundreds of A4 sheets. Nobody needs all this electronic paper scrubbing. No, in order to convey your idea to the rest, it must be as short and clear as possible. The meaning of the sentence should fit into Twitter 140 characters. The remaining users vote on each such project, and if 50% of the votes are for, such an idea is sent to legislators for consideration.
The developer of the Jolitics social network is the founder of another social network, Bebo. The author hatched his development for a long time, and only now decided to put it into practice. In principle, the plan is really good - a specialized resource for communication between citizens and legislators, this is not bad. The main problem, of course, is to interest politicians with solutions offered by citizens - but if Jolitics becomes a popular resource, it is unlikely to be a problem.
In Britain, an interesting law is in effect - if an online appeal contains signatures of 500 or more citizens, then government bodies are required to respond to such an appeal. In general, the idea is quite interesting, and its chances of success are quite large. So far, the social network is "running in" in the UK, and if successful, will begin to work in the United States, and then in other countries.