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OTT and Digital Gardening

I don't know that On Think Tanks would describe what it was doing using quite these terms. And, indeed, there are some important differences. Outputs from digital gardens are meant to be timeless (that is, often published without a specific date), connected via curation rather than ordered into a stream, and continually updated.

OTT made use of more traditional blog posts and social media posts—all of which are dated, ordered by chronology, and fixed once published.

That said, both approaches share the core idea of public thinking/public learning. The underlying ethos is identical, even if the toolsets are not.

Referenced in

The Artifact and the Garden

A few—like our friends at On Think Tanks—have begun to experiment with taking the process online.