Accountability: Change you can track

The latest project of ProPublica (see, Impractical Proposals: Media Watch: Non-Profit Investigative News Effort) is ChangeTracker, a tool that "watches pages on, and so you don’t have to." When the White House adds or deletes anything -- say a blog post or an executive order -- ChangeTracker keeps a log. Changes can be followed by visiting the site, or you can receive updates via rss feed, email, or twitter @changetracker.

Interestingly, the technology that makes this exercise in accountability possible -- Versionista -- is available for free to anyone who wants to keep track of changes on particular websites. ChangeTracker offers a guide on how to create a tracker for any website.

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