I think the market never organised itself around eDemocracy - perhaps because it just wasn't something that people could relate to. Social media is different - its owned by citizens and as a result is far more dynamic - its done with, rather than done to them and people realise this is a huge distinction. Perhaps we were too early putting participation and democratic processes online - people needed to feel the conversations belonged to them before they wanted to use the web in a civic way because this suits an organic and self-managed nature. I think our energy now should be spent in trying to help people find the decision making processes which best fit the conversations people are already having. Your views?