Forensic Healthcare Online

On-line continuing education information for forensic healthcare professionals

An FHO Extra: Legistalker

leave a comment »

So over at Lifehacker today I discovered a new site that might be of interest to all you policy wonks out there. Trying to keep up with specific members of Congress? Legistalker allows you to follow the online goings on of your favorite (for whatever reason) elected official.

For instance, never tiring of the crazysauce coming from Rep. Michele Bachmann from Minnesota, I searched her name to see what wackiness could be attributed to her (sadly, kind of tame, today):

Picture 1

As Lifehacker reports:

Legistalker combs a variety of news, social networking, and government sites to pool information about members of the U.S. Congress. Searching for a Senator or Representative will return mentions of that individual in the media, Twitter updates, YouTube videos, Capitol Words—a nifty weighted cloud of the words they’ve used in interviews and floor speeches—and their voting record which includes what they’ve introduced and votes yes or no on.”

Oh Lifehacker, how I love your never ending stream of procrastination tools…

[Legistalker via Lifehacker]

Advertisements

Written by Jenifer

July 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Posted in General, Public Policy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: