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Ben Berkowitz, 31
New Haven, Connecticut

When Ben Berkowitz spotted some graffiti in his neighborhood, his civic pride kicked in. He sought to notify the proper local agency to resolve the issue, but there wasn’t a system in place to do so. At about that time, in the fall of 2007, a friend of his, Miles Lasater, came across a British website, FixMyStreet, on which residents could report problems such as potholes and broken streetlights to regional councils. That goal served as the impetus for SeeClickFix. The site allows users to post location-specific issues from anywhere in the world and vote on the ones they would like to see addressed. Read the full story.
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