The study “Who benefits from civic technology? (PDF) – Demographic and public attitudes research into the users of civic technologies” prepared by mySociety research director Rebecca Rumbul is a very interesting analysis on the state of civic technology today. The study attempted to assess the impact of civic technology – defined as technologies “that enable citizens to hold governments to account”. Micah L. Sifry from New York’s Civic Hall (a co-working space for people interested in civic technology) has an excellent assessment of the report in the 30 October 2015 First Post. The daily newsletter First Post is required reading for anyone interested in Civic Technology.