PCMag.com has named Forum One’s Legistalker.org one of the “Top 100 Web Sites of 2009.”
The list includes the editor’s picks for the “hottest web sites and web trends of the year.”
The sites were selected during a multi-month review process that included soliciting nominations from “every corner of the Web.” A committee of PCMag.com experts evaluated each nominated site one by one, judging it according to its “content quality, design, and originality.”
Legistalker offers citizens a continuously-updated, customizable feed of online and offline activities of U.S. senators and members of congress. The feed aggregates votes, floor statements, news mentions, Twitter posts, and YouTube videos published by or about the legislator.
The list of top sites included major web properties such as Amazon, Wikipedia, Google, Twitter, Pandora, Facebook, MLB.com, TechCrunch, and Hulu. The editors at PCMag.com included Legistalker in its “Undiscovered” category.
PCMag.com has published a slideshow of its honorees.
Legistalker recently placed second in Sunlight Lab’s “Apps for America” contest, a competition that aimed to help make the U.S. Congress more accountable, interactive, and transparent. A small team at Forum One developed the site in just a few weeks using open-source tools in accordance with the contest’s requirements.
Read more about the contest at www.forumone.com/legistalker.
Forum One Communications is a web strategy and development firm based in Alexandria, Va. Since 1996, Forum One has helped hundreds of organizations use internet technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems.