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Introducing the oDBlog

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Our Editor-in-Chief says hello, and introduces the new openDemocracy blog.

Magnus Nome
13 June 2013

During our successful fundraiser earlier this year, we ran a campaign blog where we kept you updated on our progress, and asked for your input. Some of you thought we should keep in closer touch with our readers, and we agree.

Which is why we’re hereby starting up the oDBlog to pick up where the Campaign blog ended. This is an informal place where we’ll give you a peek into what is happening at oD, sometimes important, sometimes not so much, occasionally downright frivolous.

We’ll tell you what’s in the pipeline, let different oD voices loose on what’s close to their hearts, and most importantly: we want to hear what you have to say.

Suggest, and we’ll take it to heart. Ask us anything, and we’ll answer the best we can. Criticise and we’ll take a long hard look at what you’re pointing at. Say nice things and we’ll smile, mumble, look down and scrape the tip of our shoes in the dirt.

If oDBlog is a window into our office, our new debate on the Digital Commons, launched yesterday, is a meditation and discussion on our very existance and purpose. With Dan Hind we’ll explore what Digital Commons is, how it fits with oD and in the larger digital landscape dominated by tech giants, and ponder what it has to offer the future of the internet.

It’s an exciting summer for oD, with a new section and an improved design soon to be launched – but I’m getting ahead of myself. Stay tuned!


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