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Power to the people, new mobile app for good Samaritans

Power to the people, new mobile app for good Samaritans

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City Sourced makes available an Iphone application that allows citizens to identify graffiti, potholes and other examples of urban blight and then share the info with those in their city responsible for the fix. The process is simple. See an abandoned couch in front of your apartment building? Open the City Sourced app, take a quick picture, enter any comments and hit send. The picture along with your comments and GPS coordinates goes right to the city.

We love our cities and so do the people who work in our city governments. However...given the complexity of city issues, lack of resources and multiple communication paths its sometimes easy to feel that we are living on different planes.

One hot new start up seeks to change all that and is generating a good deal of buzz. CitySourced makes available an Iphone application (soon on Palm and other devices) that allows citizens to identify graffiti, potholes and other examples of urban blight and then share the info with those in their city responsible for the fix. The process is simple. See an abandoned couch in front of your apartment building? Open the CitySourced app, take a quick picture, enter any comments and hit send. The picture along with your comments and GPS coordinates goes right to the city.

Having just recently take the runner up position at the prestigious TechCrunch 50, CitySourced capitalizes on the real-time, mobile, social opportunities presented in our Monday post with Scott Snyder.

View CitySourced's founder Jason Kiesel at TechCrunch 50 and hear what the companies first customer from the City of San Jose has to say.

To Learn More about CitySourced, Click Here

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Vince Thompson

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Contributing Editor, People Vince Thompson is a digital revenue consultant, author, speaker and host of the popular BNET show Dog and Pony. His firm Middleshift LLC helps Internet companies build revenue by creating advertising solutions and scaling sales efforts. He is based in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure