Tools for a more pragmatic website
I believe one of the biggest problems about Internet is that there is too much information, and it is hard to find what is really good. When we come to build democratic plataforms, like this website, we have to deal with one of the main problems of democracy: too much people speaking (or writing), and no one listening. The consequence is that no real action happens. This website already has some tools for evaluation of ideas, so that we can highlight the ideas that seem better. But I think we could improve that. ThereÂ´s an idea that can be a little anti-democratic, but it can help building a more pragmatic website: having some professional selection: specialists in several areas (but specialists with broad-minds, of course) to select good ideas and talk about them. We donÂ´t have to end the completely democratic and open area, it could be just a new area, a new link, on the website. Other idea is to make a tool to put similiar ideas together, by tags or anything similar. No one, when submitting an idea, will read everything that was already submitted, and itÂ´s very likely that somebody have already posted something similar. Of course thatÂ´s already a division by Categories, but improving that division would be helpful. Maybe we could open discussions about specific issues too, so everyone can post ideas, comments, as well as evaluating and voting the ideas already posted.