Project Ideas

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  • Blogging and citizen media sites - Global Voices, reddit,, digg or slashdot, or a hyperlocal news organization
  • Facebook groups
  • Flickr groups
  • Some aspect of microblogging: Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
  • Bulletin boards, usenet groups, forums, or 4chan
  • Education and tech organizations: OLPC or Sugarlabs or OpenEducation
  • E-government and public engagement; e.g., FCC, open gov
  • A government transparency organization
  • An online political movement -, online versions of the tea party
  • A gaming site, eg World of Warcraft, Farmville, etc.
  • A community exchange site such as or
  • A music sharing site - Grooveshark, Soundcloud, MySpace
  • A review and recommendation site such as Yelp
  • Location services/games: FourSquare, Scvngr, etc.
  • Question services: Aardvark, Quora
  • Open knowledge consortium
  • Different language communities on Wikipedia
  • Conservapedia -- now that we've spent so much time on Wikipedia -- lots of nice normative/governance questions here

ChatRoulette project that Rob mentioned in class by Alex: