(written by Joachim Klöckner, Germany, Clickworker since February 2011)

That´s the change a few innovative citizen-participation websites are trying to effect. And, in a broad sense, they all utilize crowdsourcing to do it. I would like to introduce and explain these citizen resources as examples of creative and useful examples of crowdsourcing, which are making it possible for people to take part in politics.

direktzurkanzlerin.de makes it possible for Germans to pose questions to Chancellor Angela Merkel. If many people vote for a certain question to be answered, the Chancellor will respond directly. Readers have the possibility to rate each question and leave comments.

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Global crowdsourcing conference features the industry’s top leaders and experts

Clickworker, a rapidly growing global crowdsourcing innovator providing quality-assured content solutions, including SEO text creation and data authentication, will host Europe’s first-ever Crowdconvention, a crowdsourcing-focused event, in Berlin, Germany. On June 15, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding companies, investors, customers and experts from Europe and the U.S. will gather to explore key issues in this rapidly growing sector.

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Clickworker APIIn order to be able to offer clickworkers tasks to work and earn money, we first have to load tasks, along with their corresponding data, into our system. There are different ways our clients´ wishes can be fulfilled on our platform, and we´ve gone through a few variations.

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