Leafnet (by way of Boing Boing) is a new approach to distributed politics. I really like it. The basic idea: check the site, print out a leaflet, post it in a bunch of places. It distributes the work of pamphletting across everyone who’s interested in the subject.
Very nice concept. Now he needs to tie it to an alert system. It’d also be more effective if it was oriented towards a specific set of political issues. If you expect people to pay attention to alerts asking ‘em to leaflet, they need to know what to expect, and that’s even more important if people have to go to the site to see what new campaigns there are.
Still, it’s an interesting direction. We’ll see if anyone picks up on it in the US.