Could this be the start of the era of net-driven participatory politics? Is
new media capable of inventing a new era of politics? Wikipedia founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales seems to think so, as he's just announced the opening of a wiki devoted to hot-button political topics such as gay marriage and environmental protection. The aim of the site is to be a central meeting ground for people on all sides of the political spectrum who think that it is time for politics to become more participatory, and more intelligent. â€œTogether, we will start to work on educating and engaging the political campaigns about how to stop being broadcast politicians, and how to start being community and participatory politicians.â€ But will this non partisan effort really make politics smarter and able to engage people on a personal level? Will politicians hear? Or respond? That it seems:.is very much up to YOU.
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- By: Jacqueline BiggsJul 7, 2006