A cool new project: http://retakethe.net/2011/06/05/policy-auction/
This is part of the Retake The Net series of projects, put together by people who want to see more widely spread control of the Internet - more democratic accountability, if you like.
The "policy auction" (working title) is a way for people to tell others what policy they want to see in New Zealand. Participants, which is everyone who signs up, will get a fixed number of virtual dollars every week and can spend them buying policies. The aim to is to make it clear to government what people who use the Internet (that's pretty much all of us, right, except the dorks^H^H^H^H MPs who passed the last copyright amendment while saying they didn't know what the Internet is) think government should be doing.
A group of us is putting the site together right now. We are looking for a few helpers who can write and know the media to help us set up the text on the website and to manage the publicity around the launch. Email me on anything at it dot gen dot nz if you can do that and want to help.
Oh, and there's plenty of glory in it if goes well, but no money. What did you think?