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Die kritische Masse

Tom Steinberg

Tom Steinberg is the founder and director of mySociety.org, a charitable body that runs many of the best-known democracy websites in the UK, from WriteToThem.com, to PledgeBank.com to the volunteer-founded TheyWorkForYou.com to the No10 petitions website. mySociety's missions are to build websites which give people simple, tangible benefits in the democratic and community aspects of their lives, and which teach the public and voluntary sector how they can use technology better to help citizens.

By trade Tom was a policy analyst and general 'wonk' who mainly cut his teeth at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. His most recent publication is "The Power of Information review", co authored with Ed Mayo and the Strategy Unit.