Demos website: not just a facelift
by Molly Webb
What do you get when you combine everyday democracy and web-based technology? Blogs? Wikipedia? Del.icio.us? Well, yes, but you also get Demos + Headshift.
We're putting our money where our mouth is ' and our theory where our website is ' and re-building the Demos site to fit our democratic values. Don't ask me what it will look like yet, but we're kicking off the process by working with Headshift, an internet development company that feels as passionately as we do about giving people the space (and the tools) to communicate and share ideas. Keywords: social software and open web services. (Check out the comments here about Headshift's newly launched 'Patient Opinion' project.)
Don't worry, we're going to keep giving away free pamphlets! But we're also hoping that some creative use of technology will bring to the forefront the relationships at the heart of our work. We want to allow not just Demos authors, but all the voices who participate in the conversations that shape our conclusions, to be heard. In other words: yours.
Any thoughts? Email me.