While in the UK last week I was involved in a number of discussions about whether social media can make a genuine impact on the democratic process.
This reflects similar conversations I've witnessed or been involved with in Australia and in other countries.
This conversation is very important - it helps people involved in the Gov 2.0 space to define, refine and share their ideas and helps people outside the space gain a broader appreciation of the topic.
To encourage further conversation, Delib has set up a global online discussion about social media's impact on democracy.
You can participate - or watch this discussion at: http://www.dialogue-app.com/600
It will remain open for commenting until the end of May and visible after this for people to read and think about.