Now, here is an interesting thing. I have written a few times about the OurSay organisation, a group of young people who are using social media to enable participatory democracy. Last weekend it was announced that they had partnered with The Sunday Age in an exercise designed to allow the public to direct that paper's climate-change reportage.

Well, it has really taken off -- thanks to Andrew Bolt. Thousands of people are now taking part in what is, so far as I am aware, the first new media citizen's agenda exercise ever conducted by a mainstream media organisation in Australia.