Add a QR code or TinyUrl and you connect Print to TV. That's a big deal. Printernet Publish and you can put a couple of million flyers or postcards on the street in a couple of days. Show them what you've done. Don't tell them what you will do.
I'm thinking the PR people and designers will start tweeting about it. The brand value created could be amazing. The stock price will probably go up. And everyone in the network gets practice in being a printernet on the ground. Consider it a beta test to get it all right. Then go sell it to politicians and the federal government.
Serve.gov | About Serve.gov:
The President has said that the challenges America faces are unprecedented, and that we need to build a new foundation for economic growth in America. The Administration has begun this work with dramatic new investments in education, health care and clean energy, but we cannot do this alone here in Washington. Economic recovery is as much about what you're doing in your communities as what we're doing in Washington – and it’s going to take all of us, working together.
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.
United We Serve
"United We Serve" is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. United We Serve is an initial 81 days of service but will grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans.
What can you do?
- Create Your Own Project
- Register Your Project / Recruit Volunteers
- Find a Volunteer Opportunity
- Share Your Story
Or probably a lot more effective, this one from Michelle.