I find it interesting that of all Internet interests, Google, has failed to mention the true political potential the Internet has to offer a democracy, that of consensus gathering. Once armed with accurate information and effective consensus gathering web-ware, a democracy will function more efficiently.I have always been amazed at how frightened party leaders have been over the "mob-rule" effect they fear might result if the Internet was used to allow each party member to network with each other. This is the reason you see very little social networking sites (SNS) active within political parties. In fact, without effective deliberative groupware, they may have a point. Unless party members are given effectively tools to cipher through an almost unlimited amount of information now accessible, group communication would only act as a hindrance to democracy rather than an enhancement.Therefore, I would hope Google would consider investing in the development of adopting Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure to the Internet or other "effective" deliberative web-ware to allow the Internet to be reach its fullest potential in bettering our democratic system.ex animodavidfarrarhttp://nolp.blogspot.com
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