Thursday, December 30, 2004

Networked Economic Democracy

Jeff Jarvis at Buzzmachine posts an important piece about the way Amazon is raising money (LOTS OF IT VERY FAST) for the tsunami relief efforts. It's a very important story. He links to the Washington Post coverage on this idea.

I think we are seeing seismic shifts in how we create a world and support and sustain others through the network. I wonder if this is not the beginning of a form of "networked economic democracy" something I've been thinking about and talking about with other bloggers. This stuff crosses borders, redraws borders, changes allies and alliances. It's a transcendent form of democracy. It makes gun-toting democracy proselytizers looks pretty lame.