Re: RE: Re: Sign This Petition!!!
I think online activists should really take The Regs words at heart, and organize real-world events instead of online petitions. 100 people holding signs is infinitely more newsworthy and likely to succeed than an online petition with 100 000 signatures.
Most things the net gets upset about are pretty valid concerns, and that outrage is just wasted on petitions.
Failing ability to get even a small marching band together, and I hate saying this, "twitter storms" are effective. For some bizarre, unfathomable, mind-boggling, reason, journalists are really impressed by Twitter and breathlessly cover what's trending (and, as a bonus, Twitter can be gamed with bots, further reducing the need for IRL support).
But petitions are useless.