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In conjunction with
of Social Commerce event yesterday in Palo Alto, CA,
Group announced that the Congressional House
Republican Caucus has been recognized for its "Creating Impact" Open Leadership
Award for AmericaSpeakingOut.org (ASO).
The awards recognize the organizations and individuals using social
technologies to transform their organizations.
Republicans (GOP) partnered with Microsoft to create ASO, which was designed to increase the dialogue between Americans
and their Congress through a virtual town hall environment.
Built on Microsoft
TownHall, which runs on the Windows Azure
platform, the goal of ASO was to provide citizens with an opportunity to share
their ideas with the Congressional House GOP members. In the four months
since the site launched, citizens have proposed 15,000 ideas for federal
legislation and cast more than 500,000 votes through ASO.
You can read more
about the Open Leadership Awards and watch the Rise of Social Commerce
conference live here.
TownHall is available
for free, and the source code can be download from the Microsoft
Code Gallery website.