Originally Posted by leigh
Anonymous is like the House of Lords. They were not democratically elected by the people, nor are they qualified in any way, shape or form to be wielding power, yet they stick their noses into everyone's business and take action, regardless of whether we want it or not.
As others mentioned, Anonymous is not a specific group. It's like talking about "Activists" in general, just that they operate online. And they operate for very different projects, so it's weird to talk about "them" as a specific group.
That said, I'm never sure if their actions are actually helpful or just human frustration added up to a point where they just go out and "f*ck stuff up" because they can't sit still anymore.
Some try actual solutions and others just want to show that also the "small people" have power ... the only problem is:
It does show some power, but usually it doesn't help.
The people who actually work on a solution don't have this big media hype, because it's not interesting to watch people change the world slowly. It's real and boring, because there aren't so many big emotions and heroes.
Will Zynga change their politics? Or will they respond even worse? Will there be a new internet-war?
Stay tuned for the next episode of "Heroes of the Internet" ... sigh.