I am not talking about bringing solar dust from space into Earth's atmosphere, which will destroy us all. I am talking about the recent news story with the CBS documents. Have we created a collective hive consciousness? Maybe, it seems that way sometimes. I think we have a case of a very motivated group of individuals who have something to profit with finding things wrong in the main stream media. The blogger's profits are hits, trackbacks, and fame.
The "swarm" or hive idea is interesting. I have read the exact same things on five different sites before, and there seemed to be no connection between them. I personally think ideas are like viruses, they leap from node to node (blogger to blogger). If the ideas are particularly infectious, they spread faster and are easy to recognize.
Another thing about the decentralized network of bloggers is that we also have increased data reliability. Hundreds of people would have to work together to perpetuate a lie, this makes lies (or secrets) harder to keep going. The amount of fame that could be received for producing proof you are involved in blog conspiracy would be tremendous. In other words, the system provides incentives for outing conspiracies, but not necessary incentives for not starting them.
On that note, I am asking you, my readers, to help me perpetuate a huge fraud that will shake America to its core. It is very simple. Some friends and I want to ruin the effectiveness of exit polls. If all the bloggers and all the people who read blogs, were to tell the pollers that they voted for a certain candidate. The polls would be skewed, their effectiveness as predictors would be ruined, and America would be free from the vile nature of polls. This is not telling you how to vote. Vote for who you want to, but when you come out you will tell the pollers that you voted for a specific candidate.
The only other step is to decide which candidate to tell the media we (all the bloggers in the entire world) voted for. I decided to flip a coin: Heads bush (because the is a moron) and Tails Kerry (because he got shot there). I will flip that coin now.
Flip - flop - flip - Tails. So I guess that settles it. The bloggers of the world will tell the exit pollers they voted for Kerry. We will take away the tools the media controls us with, while also vesting the power to control what others think in our hands.