I'm donating to help this project proceed. You can too. I really like the collaboration aspect.
"If somebody asked you to name the ten most powerful companies in the Bay Area, would you be able to do it? We're launching an investigation of the elite social networks surrounding the biggest corporations in the Bay Area. Using LittleSis as a research tool, we will create an interactive database detailing the channels of money and influence that sustain these companies and tie them together. Our research will map the key relationships…"
I found out about this tool through Spot.us. Interesting!
"LittleSis is an involuntary facebook of powerful Americans, collaboratively edited by people like you. We bring transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, corporate executives, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated organizations."
The comment I left on this thoughtful blog post:
"As someone who lost a college friend on Pan Am 103, and who flew home from London on the same flight the next day, I feel no outrage over Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi's release to Libya. He'll be dead soon enough, and not in a pleasant fashion. I see no need to physically torture the man — and I'm fairly certain that dealing with terminal cancer in prison would amount to torture. The penal system should not be about revenge."