GovFaces is a platform which will help you easily find your elected representatives and meaningfully communicate with them online. At the same time we help those officials understand and easily respond to the messages they receive from constituents.
Why is GovFaces any different from Facebook or Twitter?
Imagine a Facebook photo, posted by a high-ranking official. Within minutes, it has 3,000 comments. By the end of the day, 30,000 more. On Twitter, a president’s Tweet is retweeted thousands of times and generates even more responses. But is this meaningful, two-way communication? Does it facilitate debate or inspire real-world action by the politician? GovFaces fills a huge need by providing a platform on which meaningful conversation can take place between officials and their constituents. We take care to make sure each user is able to participate and be part of every conversation. We also help the officials to not drown in the massive communication they receive, but instead respond in a thoughtful, targeted fashion.
What countries will be on GovFaces?
The vision of GovFaces is global. Imagine typing in your postal code and immediately finding your town’s city council, your region’s federal representatives, your country’s leadership, and
your representation at a regional organization like the EU. Rather than have these platforms separated, each user can find exactly which politician – at any level – they would like to communicate with. GovFaces is first launching a European Union platform to coincide with the crucial 2014 E.U. elections. Our plan is then to scale and expand the platform to other countries and regions, with a long-term goal of implementing quality platforms in as many countries as possible.
When does GovFaces launch?
GovFaces is planning an early 2014 launch of the European Union platform.
When will GovFaces come to my country?
It’s hard to predict the rate at which GovFaces will add new platforms. We want to make sure each platform takes into account the widely varying characteristics of each country’s political system. We do plan to scale and adapt the platform to other countries and regions following our implementation at the European Union.