The link on Marc's site doesn't work, but I found the link to the article if you guys want it:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Power of Ants
I'd never considered the power of utilizing the internet as a tool for democracy. In Moore's article, he describes the internet as the "second superpower." I agree that nothing has come close to enabling people to have a voice as effectively as the internet has. The internet as the second superpower places the power in the hands of individuals, not government leaders. Because of this unique characteristic, Moore compares the internet to a community of ants by pointing out that "when ants invade my kitchen they command my attention." It is impossible to ignore the internet today. I think it is an effective way of communing with people when used in the right way, to make positive change. Although it is not always used for positive change, I see hope in the fact that now individuals have a way of putting ideas out into a community, and that if it is a powerful idea, people may rally behind it.