Big Think. ‘bigthink.com is a new and growing website, currently in its private beta version, with a simple mission:
This is a digital age, one in which a wealth of accessible information empowers you, the citizen-consumer. But where is the information coming from? How accurate and unprocessed is it, really? Ask yourself this: how empowered do you feel debating a television screen or a newspaper?
Big Think’s task is to move the discussion away from talking heads and talking points, and give it back to you. That is Big Think’s mission. In practice, this means that information is truly interactive. When you log onto the site, you can access hundreds of hours of direct, unfiltered interviews with today’s leading thinkers, movers, and shakers. You can search them by the question or by topic, and, best of all, respond in kind. Upload a video in which you take on Senator Ted Kennedy’s views on immigration; post a slideshow of your trip to China that supports David Dollar’s assertion that pollution in China is a major threat, or answer with plain old-fashioned text. You can respond to the interviewee, respond to a responder or heck, throw your own question or idea into the ring.’