September 13th, 2008
First my lawn and now the internets, the damn kids are everywhere nowadays I tell you what. A menace! With their hippity hop and their Facebooks and their constant use of the word “like” as a conjunction, I can’t hardly make sense of a thing they do. But fortunately, Alex Steed can — and he needs your help to make it happen.
Here’s the plan, one so crazy it just might work — cross the country and along the way seek out the enemy in his home territory and on his own terms: “From October through November 2008, I will travel to over 30 cities across the United States to meet, interview and report how young people are using the Internet to leverage their social and political power.” Genius idea! Alex is the perfect mole, young enough that the kids’ll trust him, yet old enough to know on which side his bread is truly buttered. They’ll never know what hit ‘em.
Want to help? Check out Alex’s site to see his current itinerary and suggest people he might contact in cities along the way — without good intelligence, this mission is doomed. But while amateurs talk strategy, professionals know it’s all about the logistics, and in this case that means hard cold cash. Or, at least, a hard cold ChipIn widget eager to take your donations. Remember: in war, knowledge is your best ally. Good luck Alex, and don’t let ‘em take you alive.