Citizen polls printed on posters gather replies via text message

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Code for America initiatives have appeared on our virtual pages on several occasions before, including wildfire warning system just earlier this month. Now joining the list of the nonprofit's civic-minded efforts is Textizen, a system by which citizens can respond via text message to quick polls posted around the city. Targeting city officials, community leaders, and local organizations, Textizen aims to help collect feedback from the public via SMS so that leaders can make more data-driven, representative decisions. Civic users begin by setting up an account with Textizen, giving them access to an online portal that can be used…

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