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Standpoint and Standpedia - clarifying beliefs and diagramming controversies online

Standpedia logo Standpedia is wiki-style encyclopedia and visual mapping tool of controversy. It’s a place where tough questions can be answered from a variety of perspectives, instead of a single “neutral point of view”. Standpedia users work together (more or less collaboratively…) to build maps of controversial issues that hopefully everyone can agree on—not because the map offers one “right answer” but because all the perspectives are well-represented within the map.

Standpedia is part of Standpoint, a broader on-going online experiment in social belief exposition and management developed by Justin Smith and Gentry Underwood. Both sites employ user tagging and various AJAX technologies in the grand Web 2.0 spirit. 

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2006 07 27 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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