Power at the Edge

HR mentioned the Reed’s Law several times. Equally worth investigating more is the Dean campaign tools, especially about “the power coming from the edges of the networks.”

You have been thinking of this kind of “edge tools” for a long time. Now those software applications are emerging from the Net, enable people to coordinate collective actions at the edges of a network. Blogs, Get Local, Dean link, forums, chat, wikis and friend-to-friend systems….. “The primary distinction of an edge tool is that people can use the tools to quickly connect with others and develop persistent relationships. They require some for of identification for individuals, and some form of publishing of a persons opinions or thoughts. The more “open”, the better. ”