New Opportunities

Had a look at the New Opportunities White Paper consultation site?

It does a lot right.

A basic, but good to see the use of social bookmarks.

Really pleased to see resource materials offered to online community managers and bloggers.

Like the fact that you are encouraged to go out into the ‘civic commons’ to deliberate (see the right-hand column on the homepage).  But when you click through to the TUC’s Touchstone blog or CommunityCare’s CareSpace forum the relevant discussion is well-flagged, while on the other sites it’s a struggle to find where the New Opportunities activity is – not so good.

And the copy is a bit heavy in places. Could do with some more formatting.

Will it all work? Will it get people talking? And responding?

Simon Dickson is in two minds.

Emma Mulqueeny seems to be into it.

UPDATE: Steph Gray – who advised on the development – has a done a write up.

What do you think?