I... I just don't believe that petitions achieve anything.
@pelagikat i think it's been at least one hundred years since they have
@belljar I'm subtweeting because I keep seeing people share them.
they make the person who started the petition feel like they're doing something useful.
@pelagikat These days they're mostly a list-building device for campaigns, aimed at fundraising.
I don't bother with them
@PaulfromOz No, me either. But a lot of people seem to think they make a difference.
@pelagikat Yep, they are a thousand percent bullshit.
@pelagikat I think it can locally if you think your local member of parliament is precarious enough on votes to take notice of a whole stack of names in her/his electorate - but it needs to be combined with local rag press coverage and more.
@pelagikat Other than drawing attention to yourself.