Recently I came across the following comment by an observer commenting on how young “netroots activists” he’s met are using — or not using — the Internet:
They are not specifically computer literate. They have a facile ability with games, IM, vanity websites, P2P, etc., but not much skill at digging into information, data mining and cross-referencing. They seldom click a link and check a source, and they don’t know how to make a link… I spoke to a dozen or so who don’t see a connection between the massive resources of the Internet and their use of usually only the communications aspects.
Good point. There’s Project Sunlight, but many other resources scattered around as well. Wouldn’t it be great to have a one-stop shop for all the New York-related online databases that bloggers might want to use?