From the website:
Opinion Space is a new online social media technology designed to effectively engage diverse communities, solicit and display their viewpoints, and highlight the most insightful suggestions.
Opinion Space is designed to help organizations:
* Engage their communities
* Understand their communities
* Solicit input from community members
* Understand the distribution of views of their community
* Discover insightful ideas and suggestions
Opinion Space is designed to help community members:
* Engage with other members
* Understand their relationships to other members
* Consider a diversity of other viewpoints
* Express their own ideas
Opinion Space is a tool out of the Berkeley Center for New Media at UC Berkeley.