Sunday, November 30, 2008

Coalition Government

This is not a front to our democracy; it is part of our democracy. In a minority parliament, the majority opposition has the option of a coalition, if the members of the opposition parties have lost faith in the government. Remember, we have so many different ridings in Canada with an election in each one as a result Canadians voted in only the member representing their riding. You cannot say that playing by the rules (as set out in the constitution) are damaging the democratic process but instead democracy is fully functional.

Key Point - each riding holds an election... if the majority of members representing each riding decide to have no confidence in the government.. democracy works!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An Idea.

I was thinking to myself about how people attach themselves to product, campaigns and organizations which lead me to conjure up an interesting product idea. In thinking of how people like to keep photo albums, both online and in print, I thought it made sense for facebook to begin offering users a detailed account of their facebook existence. It wouldn't get too involved in copyright violations so long as users controlled the information. So instead of selling information about your life back to you, facebook could link you to innovative web 2.0 websites that could help you create a print scrapbook or pdf of the last 5 years of your life from the perspective of facebook. Its more detailed than your credit card history! Its like a time capsule for most of us, in which we contribute our thoughts, ideas, photos, videos, web clippings and causes (1,000,000 AGAINST THE NEW FACEBOOK LAYOUT! included) maybe subconsciously in an effort to leave our mark in the world, in some sort of digital sense. Your Blog Book(.com), think about it.