Beppe Grillo Launches Citizen Primaries: Online organizing for F2F community

Previously I reflected on how to use community online to integrate with off-line community organizing.

This is a different take on that idea, at a much different scale. But its also the same idea. Grillo is posting an idea and soliciting perspectives. Found via the SmartMobs tag in del.icio.us

Beppe Grillo Launches Citizen Primaries: Italian Blogger Takes On Participatory Grassroots Politics Via His Own Blog – Robin Good’s Latest News
Particularly striking has been Beppe Grillo’s idea to recently launch the Citizen Primaries on his blog (English version here). The idea for Beppe is to put out a number of suggestions and solutions to different important issues, such as energy or the economy and to then let all Italian readers publicly comment and provide in-depth feedback to them in the blog. A participatory, grassroots democratic process in which everyone can participate to respond, extend or counter Beppe Grillo many interesting and much needed suggestions.

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