WriteToThem family is growing
Besides ongoing development of the scrapers and updaters for two chambers of Czech parliament we agreed on the name of the domain where the WTT application for CZ & SK will live. Among a dozen of candidates the classics won - the domains being registered this week are NapisteJim.cz and NapisteIm.sk which means exactly "write to them" in Czech and in Slovak language. So, together with the Lithuanian ParasykJiems.lt and UK WriteToThem.com the family of "write to them" named sites is growing to at least four. (I wonder why the UK version is on .com domain.)
Furthermore, we communicated with SME.sk – one of the most respected news portal in Slovakia about integration of the write-to-them functionality into the portal. They are interested in an easy way to immediately write to the politician directly from the article where he is mentioned. We expect to insert the writing form also to their web and create a simple widget for inserting to articles that refers to the form. Thus readers can write to a particular politician directly from the SME portal. More advanced features like search of the best representative to write to or browsing in sent messages marked as public and the respective politicians' answers will be available only on our main site.
Developement of the Slovak version and its integration with the SME portal is supposed to take place in May, after launching of the Czech version, that is planned at the end of April.