Source: Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing: Conference on Online Deliberation, University of California, Berkeley (2008)
Local conversations online are an important means of building awareness and increasing participation
amongst citizens. However, most local websites are restricted to using forums or collaborative blogs as the medium of conversation. We are designing ‘Colloki’, a local conversation system that aims to utilize a set of social and organizational features for a more effective conversational environment. In this paper we discuss our design and social features for colloki.