Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Opinion Space

The Department launched Opinion Space this week. Of course, I kept forgetting to post it because I had other things on my mind, like a loss to our community and idiot journalists. At any rate, the Department describes Opinion Space like this:

The U.S. Department of State is interested in your perspectives and input on a series of important foreign policy questions. "Opinion Space" is a new discussion forum designed to engage participants from around the world.

Every participant chooses a "point of view" on a global opinion map. Your position is not based on geography or predetermined categories, but on similarity of opinion: those who agree on basic issues are neighbors, those who are far apart have agreed to disagree. You can instantly see where you stand in relation to other participants; by reviewing their comments, you help the community highlight the most insightful ideas.

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