So, why Inter-sections? What can this blog contribute to the debates on migration and to the ever-expanding internet-scape? These are some of the questions we have been asking ourselves in an attempt to fill in what Lauren has described as a ‘black hole’. The reasons for being may be already obvious: to bridge the gap between the academia and a wider public interested in issues of migration (including community-based organizations, cultural and media industries and campaigning bodies), to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas, discuss research questions and results, and to interact with other relevant blogs or e-forums by way of ‘feeding’ into each others’ work and targets. While I believe that these reasons are significant, at the same time more questions spring to mind. Linking up with Eugenia‘s comment and the themes of the forthcoming ECREA Diaspora, Migration and the Media, European Workshop I wonder: who participates in this debate and who may be excluded? what is the role of blogs in mediating actions and reactions around diversity? The blogosphere may be influential in opening up and enriching this debate. I actually see blogrolls as an example of ‘multiple mediations of cultural difference’ and an increasingly powerful tool for all kinds of internet users. Again, the question is: to what extent can these multiple mediations ultimately produce direct actions and reactions. I realize that the blogosphere and its quite sophisticated bloglossary may exclude and, already excludes, individuals and groups who are not accustomed to them, or simply do not have access to the internet. You might say that I’m asking too much; blogs are blogs and all media have their limitations. In my view, this is the challenge: to try and overcome some of these limitations. But how?