July 4, 2003 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Watch the watchers. Government Information Awareness:A single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America.
posted by srboisvert (5 comments total)
Wonderful Independence Day link, srboisvert. Already signed up for numerous alerts! Go MIT!
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:49 AM on July 4, 2003

I think this is a fantastic link, srboisvert, and I don't care who knows it!

But I don't understand what it is supposed to do. I read the FAQ, but how does it keep me informed about my government? Just seems to have basic biographical information.
posted by Hildago at 10:15 AM on July 4, 2003

The java download pops up an alert if there's any activity on a particular subject chosen to monitor. If an alert is selected another window pops up and lets you view C-span, etc.

Nice but looks to need some refinement.
posted by kodas at 10:59 AM on July 4, 2003

what everyone else said! thanks!

I wish it acted more like a clipping service tho--where when you clicked on a person's name, you got every single quote and mention in all sorts of press and official docs, and not just C-span.
posted by amberglow at 11:10 AM on July 4, 2003

Hmmm. Could be a honeypot to catch medling activists.

Maybe I'm just spooked by the fact they chose to emphasize the point that they had my IP address by listing it on the page.
posted by namespan at 1:34 PM on July 4, 2003

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