We’ve been promising to introduce our Sunlight Labs more formally and today we’re doing that, along with the announcement of a really neat widget that we’re calling "Popup Politicians." Before you imagine the worst, like, Representative J. Dennis Hastert or Sen. John McCain or Representative John Boehner popping out of cake, take a look at what Greg Elin and Duncan Werner have developed — a web page plug-in that links the reader to information about who’s financing the lawmaker’s campaign, the lawmaker’s voting record, and their profile on Congresspedia. The widget appears as a small popup window when you mouse-over the little sun icon that appears at the end of the name.
We’re experimenting with the Popup on our site today. Check out all the technical information on the Sunlight Labs page.
That’s beyond the extent of my knowledge. Check it out here. And email Greg Elin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, particularly if I have left you thoroughly confused. And remember, we’re still experimenting with this, so all is not perfect yet.