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  • As many of us commented on Jonathan's story, “Back to Life” I quote from his statement of purpose in Feb. 2012: Cowbird Inc. - a love story

    “We still have the same threefold mission: to build a space for a longer-lasting kind of self-expression than you’re likely to find anywhere else on the Web; to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events; and to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons.”

    I am writing this to open a conversation about what's next for cowbird citizens! Change is also in the offing for some of us as U.S.A. Citizens – The need for participatory journalism to get our selves heard over the din of mass media is essential. To that end what is participatory journalism? Cowbird citizens are not journalists and don't have the time or inclination or both to report and/or respond to major news events in a timely manner. While we say good-bye to the cowbird as she flies over, I''m happy to engage in a dialog about participatory journalism. To that end I will propose an idea that adheres to cowbird's 2nd purpose.

    Jonathan and his projects have given us so much and its important to keep our momentum. To let all that end “with a whimper” is not possible, at least I hope not.

    I appreciate your comments!
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