Was alerted via Zach Frechette’s recent post on the Good Magazine blog that SeeClickFix announced having launched in 25,000 markets! Pretty spectacular, considering its humble origins in New Haven not too long ago. If you’re not yet familiar with SeeClickFix, you should be. It’s an awesome web-based tool for improving communities that empowers anyone to become an engaged citizen. If you see any non-emergency problem like a pothole or crumbling building facade, you can take a picture of it with your phone and immediately report it to the people capable of fixing it. In the case of my neighborhood, for example, some of the recent reported complaints include overflowing trash bins and FedEx trucks parked in bike lanes. Both Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, as well as FedEx’s Complaints Hotline are getting these alerts via SeeClickFix. Issues that affect the community are resolved publicly, in a completely transparent fashion–by the people, for the people! Go Ben Berkowitz & team! You guys rock.