"Taiwan has been at the forefront of digital democratization for some
time. In 2012, Taiwanese netizens created alternative, crowdsourced .g0v
(a number 0 where an O would otherwise be) versions of Government websites where they released data in formats that helped people more easily understand what government ministries were doing.
'Most of the technologies we have deployed in Taiwan were neutral;
they were intended to encourage people to talk, that’s all. We had a
very strong code of neutrality,' said Audrey Tang, a self-professed 'conservative anarchist,' and member of g0v.tw, now a civic movement aiming for true, participatory self-government.
Youth leaders, g0v.tw, and other hacktivists all came together last
year when the Government’s move to limit public debate on a trade deal
with China angered citizens upset at the blatant disregard for democracy
and potentially adverse economic impacts. In just a few days, this
morphed into a mass movement.
Technology played a key role from the very beginning. During the
movement, a central web portal was used as a common entry point for
information on the movement. A host of mostly open-source, hosted tools
were used in the portal to network, engage, and empower activists."
It's good to look around and see what other people are doing.