|Which do you think is better for creating a greener, greater New York City?|
|Make all Metro North and LIRR trains bicycle accessible.||Utilize NYC Rooftops to install Solar PV panels|
You are participating in an “idea marketplace” that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a democratic, open, and efficient process. By combining a simple voting process with open uploading of ideas, the best ideas in your group will bubble to the top.
This idea marketplace widget is powered by www.allourideas.org, a research project led by Prof. Matthew Salganik, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- 1) How many votes can I cast? When does it end?
- 2) How many ideas can I add? What happens to my idea once I add it?
- 3) Can I see what everyone else thinks?
- 4) This is neat. Can I make one of these myself?
- 5) Is all of this open-source?
- 6) I have another question, how can I get in touch with you?
1) How many votes can I cast? When does it end?
You can vote as little or as much as you want, and you can stop voting at any time.
2) How many ideas can I add? What happens to my idea once I add it?
You can add as many ideas as you have. Once an idea is added, it may be reviewed by the person who created the idea marketplace in order to ensure that it is not inappropriate. Once the idea has been reviewed, it will start appearing for people to vote on it.
3) Can I see what everyone else thinks?
Yes, simply click on “View Results” from the voting screen. This process is completely transparent.
4) This is neat. Can I make one of these myself?
Sure. It is easy to set up your own idea marketplace, and it is completely free thanks to our grants from Google and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. You can create your own idea marketplace widget: http://www.allourideas.org.
5) Is all of this open-source?
Absolutely. Here's the code.
6) I have another question, how can I get in touch with you?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.