Those dashing folks at MySociety have been cooking up more forehead-slap-‘why didn’t I think of that?’-inducing projects: First, WhatDoTheyKnow.com, which makes it easier for you to request information from government (Freedom of Information requests or otherwise).

Secondly, GroupsNearYou.com is a geographical database of mailing lists and social networks. Lovely idea; it’s well worth admins of such groups chucking their stuff in the database for others to find.