A majority of the small number of people who have been posting to Unity08 message boards on a regular basis have gone off the reservation. These earnest participants have expressed frustration since the Unity08 leadership erased their writings from the unity08.com front page and then failed to answer their questions. Indeed, Unity08 corporate leaders have not made any public postings to their own bulletin boards for weeks. On top of this, for months Unity08 visitors have been reporting that their messages are often redacted or outright deleted without explanation. Well, finally these participants — who are the very “grassroots” that Unity08 likes to write about but who Unity08 corporate visitors find so embarrassing — have had enough. They are doing two things:
1. Gathering in Washington, DC on April 16 with a video camera at the front doors of the Unity08 offices, with the plan of trying to get the Unity08 leadership on camera, and
2. Setting up their own Wiki with the theme of unity in politics and discussion about Unity08 — a discussion that they control.
Good luck to them. I have no idea what changes their efforts will wreak, but it will be interesting to watch people try to build their own cumulative enterprise, not from the top down as before, but really and truly from the bottom up.