Back in the 90s there was a movement to create civic networks, online "3rd places" where citizens could come equaly and dialogue, etc... This seems to be what we're doing here at Olyblog, but we don't call it a civic network.
Anyway, I've been thinking a bit about this the last few days, and am interested in what you guys think. Read my much longer post at Olympia Time, and let me know. Thanks.