Textizen Your Thoughts

Textizen promotes itself as 'citizen feedback for the digital age'. Basically, textizen is a platform that uses posters and other forms of media to ask questions to people, who can then answer via SMS.  It is designed to 'open civic dialogue to new participants with a powerful mix of offline outreach and online engagement.'

I think this could be really useful on (and waiting for) public transport to ask questions about planning - wouldn't you be much more likely to contribute to the dialogue if it were quick, easy and convenient to do so?  People on trains almost ubiquitously have their phones out - so may as well put them to use! Provided the data is appropriately analysed and taken into consideration, this could provide another way to increase consultation and communication between policy makers and the community.

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