Top ‘real world’ read-write applications of 2008

There’s a good deal of useful stuff here for anyone with an interest in new conversational applications.

The three that stand out for me are….

The others are worth thinking about though. Mint, for example – in a year when finance-literacy is becoming very relevant indeed – aggregates a lot of personal data very neatly.

And for next year? The same site has a bit of a wishlist….

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Making participation a participation sport

Steph Gray asks a very good question:

…why aren’t advocates of public participation and engagement more successful in engaging the policymakers who design consultations?