Icelandic Citizens Support Crowdsourced Constitution
from the good-for-them dept
Earlier this year, we wrote about plans by Iceland to crowdsource its new Constitution, and over the weekend, residents in Iceland voted (overwhelmingly) to say that they were pleased with the result. Nearly half of Iceland’s eligible voters participated, with 66% voting in favor of the new Constitution — which was put together by a 25-person committee, but which made extensive use of social media and other means to crowdsource input. There are a lot of really interesting things related to the internet and internet freedom happening in Iceland these days, and countries that ignore what’s happening there do so at their own peril.