Participatory Planet

For a while now I’ve been wondering about setting up a ‘planet’ style aggregator for discussion of ‘participatory politics’ type tools. Over the past few months I’ve been building lists of such tools at del.icio.us and on a wiki, as well, of course, as in my newsreader. But there’s something to be said for the ‘planet’ approach which allows interested parties to quickly get an overview of who the accepted figures in a given field are and where the conversation stands.

To encourage myself I’ve just thrown some software up (vanilla planet, basic templates, etc) at planet.publicservants.org. I’m not sure how much time I’m going to have to work on it in the near future, so if anyone reading this wants to volunteer to help with some new templates I’d love to talk. I also have no desire to set myself up as a gatekeeper for this conversation, so please let me know of other sites/blogs I should be adding.

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