Politics Online has launched theNational Conversation project, which aims at engaging Americans in dialogue about major national issues (in the first instance, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina). I like the effort to encourage multimedia contributions, and to allow people to simply “agree or disagree” with key statements. But this seems like a project that would be ripe for a distributed strategy — i.e. allowing people to contribute comments by blogging them and aggregating those blog posts in via tagging and RSS. Perhaps that’s how the “share” feature will work once it’s up and running? The site is still beta so I’ll be curious to see how its functionality evolves.