My senators have a system that requires me to press 1 to leave a voicemail and 2 to speak with someone. I had to actually dial on my phone to make it happen.
Maybe a little keypad could be displayed while on the call?
Thanks so much for the feedback (:
- someone who is partially responsible for this
Which makes me wonder what percentage of internet users have ever had a google hangout?
I think connecting me through the phone would be best. I was a little confused about how the call was going to work initially until I stopped skimming and actually read what was on the page.
Another good rationale is that the user may not have a microphone on the machine they're on. Or there could be security restrictions on the machine that prevent access. It also opens up a new world -- you could let them schedule the call during business hours for the senator's office, or a time when the user is free.
I even hate waiting for the slow voice to read out the options!
Great job with the widget, it shows all of my reps and the calling works. To answer your question, being on the front page of HN should help. Have you tried the relevant subreddits (r/sopa, r/politics, etc)? Reaching out to Wikipedia, reddit, etc directly?
Have you thought about making this more generic, and/or letting people customize instances of it, so that it can be used for other issues?
We created it as a generic, customizable widget for activists. Anyone could add talking points, a title, etc. We also have a way to browse through the widgets that other people have created. (Although since we made it at a hackathon this weekend, there's not much there.)
We made the SOPA widget and page AFTER the hackathon was done, because we realized it was an ideal use case.
Also, you might make the link more prominent --- I didn't see it the first time.
Once you have it as a tab. Edit your page and make it the default tab. This way it's the first thing fans see on your page.
See it in action: https://www.facebook.com/cowholio4
@kandalf Thanks for making this. I can make you an admin of the app if you want. Also https support would be awesome. :D
The wide boycott of RIAA, MPAA and all SOPA/PIPA supporters is necessary. If you give them money, you do in fact support Internet censorship no matter what you say. There is no way to protect freedom conveniently without sacrificing anything.
Unfortunately it got my geolocation wrong for all three of my internet sources (Cable, phone, and Clearwire). Since this seems such an unreliable method of getting the answer correct, make it easier for the user to make a fix:
(1) Show the current state name
(2) Put the zip code search on the main page
I already have 2-click tweets. This would be perfect. Let me know if you guys are interested. =)
It's not supposed to be a serious remark. People have been been referring to PIPA as the little sister, merely because SOPA is the more commonly known piece of legislation. (I chose to keep SOPA the focus, even though it's been temporarily shelved, just because it's the signature phrase in this whole ordeal.)
Also, I think it's kind of funny to call PIPA the evil little sister, and I hope a little levity makes this grave ordeal easier for everyone.
Also, this is actually built on top of Grassroutes, which is a more generic service--so there isn't a good way to do this.
(And yes, keep telling the anti-SOPA reps that they're doing something right.)
I notice that this is choosing the correct senators for my location, but where it is supposed to be naming my location it says "0"
( http://jekyllbootstrap.com to see it in action)