Friday, April 22, 2005


Marcher #72,396 on Earth Day "Virtual March"

Xianman, I think this qualifies as an amazing use of "social software." When I joined this Earth Day virtual march, I saw a listing of other marchers (I'm marcher #72,396) and the impact of invitations was predicted in a matter of seconds. Impressive show of software-coding prowess w. hopefully high social impact!

My "brother" blog, Ars Politica, posted a link to the heartbreaking story that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to "allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge" and "to shield makers of a gasoline additive from water contamination lawsuits". Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are blinded and impaired from perhaps drinking too much contaminated water, or too much aspartame, or too much High Fructose Corn Syrup drinks, or too much booze. Michael Moore and similarly-inclined advocates, we need you more than ever now! Apparently, the House wants to decrease our dependency on foreign oil sources, yet it gunned down a provision to raise the fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles.

Readers, please join the Earth Day Virtual March if you'd like, here's the link again.

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