Wilson: Interactive visualization of U.S. federal e-petitions

In November 2012 Chris Wilson of Yahoo News posted an interactive visualization of the e-petitions submitted on the U.S. federal government’s We the People e-petition site.

According to Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation, Wilson’s crawler for retrieving the petitions and their metadata is now part of the github.com/unitedstates/ project, specifically located at https://github.com/unitedstates/petitions

The github.com/unitedstates/ project is an open government data repository developed by Eric, Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack, and Derek Willis of The New York Times.

We the People is located at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

For more information on the github.com/unitedstates/ project, click here and here.


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