The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun crowdsourcing ideas for its new website, mulling the integration of user comments and recommendations.
In a public survey of usage of the site, the ACMA is prompting citizen feedback on being able to organise the site based on user preferences and greater social media tools and capabilities such as social bookmarking and the integration of a “share-this bar.”
The crowd sourcing initiative also makes use of Google’s Google Docs spreadsheet.
In semi-related news, the ACMA last week said it had fined Australian website designer, Bunology, for sending emails to individuals without consent using addresses collated from the internet.
According to a statement issues by the ACMA , Bunology downloaded an email list from an undisclosed source for marketing use.
The design company has been forced to pay $11,000 to ACMA for breach of the Spam Act 2003, following an investigation into the allegations and the company’s failure to justify consent for use of the addresses.