This is my first post on Self Organising Communities. I believe the Internet has caused a power shift from organisations to individuals that has allowed us “the people” to self organise in ways we never had before. What happened in Egypt and Libya was no suprise to me as I observed the walls coming down. The Internet has shifted power to people from organisations due to the very fact that the Internet was created to take walls away. The Internet is an unwalled garden. Everyone is equal in the internet. All data is equal. People can link to and from any thing they like. Of course governments and telecommunications companies have attempted to control the Internet and net neutrality supporters like Jeff Jarvis continue to hold up the basic human right of uncontrolled Internet:
Tim Berners Lee inventor of the Internet tries to protect the openness unwalledness of the Internet:
The fact is we dont want to be organised! We want to organise ourselves.
The result of this is people: self publish, self organise, self govern and self rule. The result of this is improved efficiency, quality and productivity and innovation. Better for the consumer.