Wikipedia founder calls for political campaign wikisJimmy "Wikipedia" Wales has penned a political manifesto calling for wiki-style politics, where Wikipedia colelctive editorial methods will be brought to bear on political campaigns to analyze them for their substance. He's calling for interested parties to sign up for a planning mailing-list/community:
The candidates who will win elections in the future will be the candidates who build genuinely participative campaigns by generating and expanding genuine communities of engaged citizens.Link
I am launching today a new Wikia website aimed at being a central meeting ground for people on all sides of the political spectrum who think that it is time for politics to become more participatory, and more intelligent.
This website, Campaigns Wikia, has the goal of bringing together people from diverse political perspectives who may not share much else, but who share the idea that they would rather see democratic politics be about engaging with the serious ideas of intelligent opponents, about activating and motivating ordinary people to get involved and really care about politics beyond the television soundbites.
Together, we will start to work on educating and engaging the political campaigns about how to stop being broadcast politicians, and how to start being community and participatory politicians.