Here in California we have a political donation disclosure law that requires public release of donation information for any amount over $100.00. I seriously doubt that the drafters of this law would have ever dreamed where this has lead. Some people have decided to use this public information along with Google maps so that now you can see who in your neighborhood donated to help Proposition 8 to win. Ironically, the people who created this site are attempting to maintain their anonymity.
The site has already created a bit of a stir. Some people have used it to "harass" their neighbors. There is talk about modifying the California law to prohibit disclosure of individual donations or to prohibit usage of this type of information in this form. I personally think this would be a travesty. I think sites like this are great. I hope to see more of them in the future and I think more disclosure is better. What do you think about this trend?
You can find this site at http://www.eightmaps.com/. It covers the entire United States. Enjoy.