MixedInk for collaborative group statements

MixedInk for collaborative group statements

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The deal at MixedInk is that a group of people can work together to produce a single statement. That could be a party platform or a mission statement. In any case, it could be a real step toward online democracy, something for real:

MixedInk has developed an online collaborative writing tool that allows
massive groups to weave their ideas and opinions into a single text – like an
op-ed, petition, mission statement, product review, or even draft
legislation. It combines the wiki concept with a democratic rating system
like Digg. Professor Lawrence Lessig recently described MixedInk to the NY
Observer as "a collaborative environment where people can begin to work out
what a solution is…a compelling part of what this participation could be."

The company earned positive media attention last summer when a group of online
activists used it to develop a political platform together, a piece of which
was included in the official 2008 Democratic platform. Next month, MixedInk
will launch its free service in tandem with a partnership project with a major
media company.

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