DemocracyOS and The Net Party, Argentina
After 200 years of working with the same printing-press-age technology, democracy has grown stale. The Net Party is a group of activists, students and entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires that took action and decided it was time to change the tool and innovate where nobody dares to: in politics. They aim to hack the political system creating an alternative with 2 elements: a new kind of political party, The Net Party (Partido de la Red) where the representatives commit themselves to always vote according to an open-source online platform where every citizen can participate called DemocracyOS. DemocracyOS is an open source online platform designed for parliaments and other collective decision-making institutions, that allows citizens to get informed, join the conversation and vote how they want their representatives to vote. It empowers citizens, allowing them to bring about a more inclusive, collaborative, open and intelligent social system and seeks to recover a robust public debate as a collective cause. The Net Party ran for elections in the city of Buenos Aires in 2013, got 22.000 votes (a succesful debut with 1.2% of the electorate) and DemocracyOS is live and is currently used by activists in Latinamerica and Middle East.