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Politics And Repudiating Community Organizing

Douglas Ruskoff writes a very provocative blog post about Guiliani and Palin’s repudiation of community organizing. He goes on to write in a very impassioned way that he believes that the motivation underlying this rejection could really hurt our government. But what strikes me is how strange it is that these politicians should be making fun of the very same urge that, through social networking, blogging, twittering, and sharing photos and videos is transforming our societal connections, business approaches, and intellectual perspectives. I hadn’t thought of it before. But there is this dichotomy there that’s disturbing. Because online, for the most part, it’s a celebration of the wisdom of the crowds, and crowdsourcing, and social networking.

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