I began openpolitics.com in the fall of 1999 with the intention of creating a “slashdot” for politics. I hand-edited the html for the home page and posted some stories that interested me, but it soon became apparent to me that balanced political discussion is more difficult to maintain than technical discussion (not that slashdot doesn’t have trouble with this too).

I’ve since become interested in the use of hypertext as a moderating force in digital discussions. The implementation of “openreferences” is difficult, but I see it as an evolving vision.

I maintain 2 weblogs:

  1. openpolitics.com – my “Thinker” blog where I describe my ideas
  2. openreferences – my “Linker” blog where I “bookmark” and highlight articles I’ve read so that I can reference them later

Tim Langeman