Perhaps momentum is building for projects like the Hub. This article from The Age highlights how people in the Philippines are using YouTube to try and get attention about alleged government complicity with a rash of murders of political activists.
“One factor driving the move of political statements to YouTube, and away from old-style street protest, is that on the Internet the chances of being personally associated with a protest are lower. Mounting your political message online is also safer in countries where taking part in a protest can result in your death or injury at the hands of your country’s army. We’ve seen how street protests and online polls alike are being shunted aside and ignored. What is the future for the common person who yearns to be heard?”