on a conference call w/Zach Exley

Key take-away point: “Online Organizing should allow you to create more personal connections, not less”

I asked him about internet organizing on a campus or very local setting. His response? Something along the lines of ‘yes, email etc is very efficient and use it, but if you’re within walking distance of your community, then go meet them in person.”


Other interesting thought: As the internet allows organizations to become less top-down and hierarchical, the rank-and-file is empowered, yes, but it’s also very helpful for the people at the top. Middlemen are more accountable, if someone in the hierarchy is messing up, the head honchos of the organization can now find out.