There's no way I can read through the 90+ comments here and still make sense of it all, so for the passerby who may catch my comment (and you), my thoughts:
1. I think Google+ will be an interesting platform for organizing pro-social movements in the light of day. It's not for everyone, but if you want to get the outside more engaged in causes, the best thing I think one can do is get things done -- and get them done where others will see it.
2. I think the times we're in require anyone calling themselves a social activist to rethink ways in which activism takes place. It must be more than protests. I'd like to think that I and many others like me are engaging in pro-social change actively
as we try and open up stoic and static organizations and their services to serve the disenfranchised and underserved among us. It takes all
of us to make even a little bit of lasting change.
3. I don't think anyone should be waiting for anyone else to do something. What I hope with all the hope I have is that everyone is doing what they can, everyday, and that we're all reaching out to each other and continue to find more people to work with. Self-organization works. It is messy, and it's often difficult to see the forest for the trees, but as convergence happens, we at least start to figure out if we're even working in the right forest.
be a broadcast network, but in many ways blogs and especially Twitter are effective for mass broadcasts and calls to action, and Facebook works very well for subscription to organized messages.
Hold fast, brothers and sisters. We may not all agree on every fine point about social change and we're not going to, but we might still find many ways to work together for greater good.