Starting tomorrow morning (Sept 30th), in what could be called perfect timing, Transmedia, makers of the Glide online OS, are launching a web site called Glide America. Transmedia CEO Donald Leka, calls the site a vehicle to demand accountability from our politicians, something that has to sound pretty good to Americans this evening. Leka says the site is non-partisan and designed to give users easy access to their elected officials in Washington
The central component is what he calls the "people's rolodex," which gives contact information for every congressman and senator. The site's mission statement describes it as follows:
Glide America seeks to improve access to government for all citizens and particularly those who traditionally have had little access. Glide America provides a complete free mobile desktop suite of productivity, communication and collaboration tools that can be accesses on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs and Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm, Blackberry and other mobile phones for citizens to formulate and share their thoughts with each other and to facilitate both individual and organized action on a daily basis and in times of crisis.
Sure, it's a bit of a marketing ploy for Glide, but it's also a very real attempt on Leka's part to give back to his country. He says that politicians are too responsive to lobbyists and not enough to ordinary Americans. This gives you an opportunity to have easy access to your politicians, and after the day we've had, that's a nice gift. The site goes live tomorrow morning, September 30th.