From The Verge:
In the US and elsewhere, documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) and its equivalents can be instrumental in preserving government accountability. Just recently, after some significant effort, EFF obtained information on the FAA's authorizations for the use of domestic aerial drones by public and private entities, shedding light on one of the country's more contentious privacy issues. But in addition to the lengthy waiting periods and nebulous criteria for rejection often associated with such queries, the process of sifting through documents obtained in this way remains incredibly onerous for the average citizen.
Amsterdam-based design and research firm Metahaven is developing a solution to the second half of that problem: a social media service where users can easily access, share, comment and collaborate on publicly disclosed documents in order to keep governments transparent and accountable.