2-3 days ago the Whitehouse expanded its social media network into social coding Github. What does this mean for the political landscape in November? Read on to find out.
About the App
The popular We the People petition at petitions.whitehouse.gov is an cloud version of a paper petition. Users are able to create an account then create a petition for others to sign. It has been a very popular and now the White House has published the code online for others to use under the GNU General Public License. The overall premsie behind the app is a cloud based petition will allow users to get more signatures.
Required Mongo DB but they want to move to a MySQL database soon.
Located at https://github.com/whitehouse/petition
Really wish this was a WordPress plugin, the most popular CMS on the web. The good news is since this is a public repostiroy on Github someone will probally create a WordPress plugin for it. As far as the timing I think it would have been better had it been released this summer.Most political and community awareness pages are already finalized. For example our local election is tomorrow, kind of hard pressed to get this implemented before then but this APP could be helpful for the future.
Someone will create this APP for WordPress. You heard it here first.