We started at 9am, hesitants, curiouses, a bit like kids at their first steps. For us all a new experience here in the "control" room. Half of an experiment, half a bet. We are "dominated" by a screen telling us how many else are jamming with us. Notwithstanding we don't look at it, following the conversation is very demanding. It is hard to say where it lead but is already clear that is a super rich and enriching piece of work. We are over a thousand active participants. Is that big, is that small? Hard to say. More importantly to me is the impression of a very sophisticated conversation and highly engaged people.
Here in Gdansk (Poland) in the control room we are 12 I think, 5 blogging and 7 supporting tech, graphic, dissemination, ... In the end these 7 are making it possible, we 5 just expose ourselves to the public scorn, but ... is such a pleasure :-)
It is though, exhausting but fun share in great company.