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“As dots connect, whole emerges for future of news,” The Huffington Post, June 14, 2010The online dots are quickly connecting. Gov2.0 entrepreneurs are building a strong backbone for a hyperlocal new stream. And much of the innovation is seated here in Chicago.

Everyblock and SeeClickFix have formed a partnership.

Many Chicago alderman are signed up for SeeClickFix. We are forming new communication channels on the Web for talking to our governments, creating a crowd-sourced complaint system and measuring the quality of government's response to our complaints and requests for service. [I've embedded it here on my website - so give it a spin.] More to come on the feedback systems that could drive all this.

Mentioned later in the article is 2008-2009 Reynolds Fellow Bill Densmore's From Blueprint to Building: Making the Market for Digital Information event:

That's a conversation that is continuing at a higher pitch and urgency June 24 at "From Blueprint to Building: Making the Market for Digital Information," which Bill Densmore calls an action congress for trust, identity and Internet information commerce serving newspapers and beyond.

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