Hello… Come and try out an experiment we’re running on the BBC News website (probably will make more sense or be more satisfying if you are in the UK).
“We asked you to debate which of four ideas BBC News Online should take up for an investigation this summer.
The four subjects are fly tipping, speed cameras, UK-US price differences and support for the mentally ill. Soon we will decide which subject we will tackle. Then we will ask you for your input on how you think the investigation should progress over the next few weeks.
The process will continue until we reach a conclusion. That conclusion, of course, may not be the one you expect. That’s the point of investigation.”
I love this. While it’s not the collaborative media that Dan described in his talk, it’s an encouraging step for the mainstream media and the mainstream of internet users – who are not all as comfortable with posting to mefi, kuro5hin or slashdot as we might like to think.
It’s going to be fascinating to see how it progresses.