Web start-up Ruck.us aims to engage the politically independent | Washington Post
Via Scoop.it – digital culture
Ruck.us connects people with similar social and political views through an online network where they can swap opinions and take action. Still a small operation, the Web site launched in September and counts roughly 12,000 users to date. The founders aren’t prototypical techies. Before starting the company, the pair held top spots at the Democratic Governors Association. Their fathers are former senator for South Dakota Thomas A. Daschle, who had also been the Senate majority leader, and former Maryland governor Parris N. Glendening, both career Democrats. Those credentials now seem to go against the start-up’s stated mission: Use social media and the Internet to supplant the role of political parties as the main outlet for political expression.