I can’t think of an official, government or state website that allows its visitors to talk among themselves, or even to see that there are other visitors present. I’m finishing a short essay on Tegnemaskin 1-12 and I’m thinking of how quiet government websites are. Like well-ordered, extremely silent libraries, full of information, but with no librarians, no visitors, nobody at all. You can only ever visit such a site as an individual. You’ll never see anyone else there. It’s newspapers and activists and private companies and hobbyists who run communities where people can talk to each other. The separation of government and public debate is absolute on the internet.
Or am I wrong? Are there government or other official websites that do allow us to speak together?