Philadelphia’s online suggestion box:

A new website will act as an electronic suggestion box for people who want to get things done in Philadelphia.  

The website is designed to give people an opportunity to make suggestions.  An algorithm will be used to connect those making the suggestions to city officials and independent projects that are already up and running.

Jeff Friedman hopes the site will connect people with similar ideas who would never meet otherwise.

“This tool really promises to bring those people people together so we avoid the re-invention of the wheel and duplicative efforts,” said Friedman.

Mayor Michael Nutter says he hopes the city can make the most of online tools.

“The more that social media evolves and changes our administration will continue to utilize it and seek to be at the forefront of those changes and I think it’s pretty clear that folks are taking notice of what is going on,” said Nutter.

The mayor Tweets frequently and the city used social media during snowstorms and Hurricane Irene to keep residents informed.

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