Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Imagine a world where social media was used to find solutions. Ahhh.

If you're in Madison and listening to the social webisphere today, you can't help but notice the massive organization going on for a rally at the Capital later today to protest Gov. Walker's proposal to end collective bargaining rights for the majority of public employees in the state of Wisconsin.

I wonder what would happen if the governor - or any public official for that matter - stopped and tried to solve their hardest problems with the help of these same social media tools. Could the same level of organization seen with the protestors be achieved if the tools were used to organize a solution rather than a protest?

There are so many examples of Facebook, Twitter and other tools being used to raise awareness (see Egypt). But how about if everyone stopped picking sides and used the same mediums to propose solutions? 


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