Social New, Now & Next: OurBlook Gets Their Social Debate On

Debate is a healthy part of life. It's an understatement to say that people won't always agree.

And, as I've mentioned in a previous blog post, my interest is always piqued by companies and organizations that use social media tools in innovative ways. Which is why, when I read about, I was intrigued. They have taken healthy debate among top business, socioeconomic and political action thinkers and have not only given it a place online, but they compile each blog post "argument" into a book format for download by their audience. So, if you're interested in becoming well-versed on the pros and cons of a particular topics, all you need to do is download the e-book, grab a cup of tea and read to your heart's content. You simply have to see it to believe it.

For example, some of the topics they're creating a "blog/book" about are:

  • The future of journalism
  • Sustainability (as relates to healthcare and energy)
  • And, of course, social media

There are more topics coming and it's a good thing because their traffic is nothing to sneeze at; right now, they have about 7,000 visitors per month. Not bad.'s Founder, Paul Mongerson, has always been interested in news media and as a former engineer, brings an interesting spectrum of leadership to the company.

The describe themselves as "a collaborative resource that gathers todays epxerts to find tomorrow's solutions" and I believe they're right.

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  • Gregory Martin

    Thanks for writing about the interesting social media crowd sourcing twist OurBlook brings to publishing. When you mentioned learning about the "pros and cons of a particular topics" I thought immediately of the search engine for Twitter, TipTop ( which displays topically filtered search results around opinions, perspectives, and facts that people publish on Twitter so that we call all learn from the individual and collective experience from experts and non-experts.