Keeping An Eye on the Hill

Over on her blog, Jen Klyse is working out an interesting idea — a way to pipe all official information about the activities of our elected officials out to citizens via Web syndication formats like RSS. This is something that, if done right, could really change the democratic process — imagine being able to tell your news aggregator to let you know whenever a bill is introduced in Congress that contains a hot-button word about which you’re interested (“tax”? “Iraq”? “abortion”?). It would be an incredibly cool way to help citizens get and stay informed about the doings of the fools on the Hill. Kudos to Jen for thinking big!