I am hopeful that this new opportunity for dialog will be monitored by the transition team’s staff and that there will be an “official” participant in the various threads. This would be a milestone in participative government, one that would really be “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
It would also be politically courageous. There is no way to predict or control where the conversation will lead, and we can expect that at times it will move into politically volatile or delicate areas. One of the very interesting features incorporated in the site is a rating system for the writers of comments. It shows at a glance both with numbers and color codes which writers are well regarded by other readers.
Comments and responses are stacked in indented outline format so that it is easy to follow the branching threads of conversation.
Check it out yourself, and then if you like, return here and post a comment about your experience with this new application of social media.