"New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers"
At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new Gmail plug-in they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day.
The article also mention a two other research tools from the Sunlight Foundation (All Free)!
- Checking Influence shows the lobbying and political contributions made by the corporations you give your cash to, as they appear on your bank statement.
Here’s What a Results Page Looks Like
- Poligraft marks up any news article, blog post, or press release with the political affiliations of the people and corporations involved.
But that’s not all, here’s a list of many more projects and resources From Sunlight Foundation and Sunlight Labs.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.