A Modest Proposal Informative - A Web of Influence - Can Consumers Change A Way of Doing Business?
Having just discovered my3cents.com, I can already appreciate the value of the Internet to give greater power to consumers. By uniting them in a common electronic forum to exchange ideas, suggestions and, perhaps, actions, we might even gain a hint of the collective influence we have over businesses and commerce of all types. It's important to have a way to communicate specific complaints to hopefully resolve specific problems, but it remains almost impossible to get the attention of "corporate giants" with an occasional "sting" from a dissatisfied consumer.
Maybe, some day, a specific policy or practice or service will be reviewed and attract the collective displeasure of many of us here. That might be the time to suggest an large number of complaints directed at the source (and made available to the media, of course) - stirring up the electronic "hornets' nest", if you will. If perception shapes reality, then awareness is our only defense.
Would anyone care to respond to this? Any complaints that could require a resounding "NO" from consumers out there? If so, then a electronic "Boston Tea Party" might be in the making. Please let me know - I'll report back with some suggestions I have as well as some that I receive.
I think that "Don't Tread On Me" should be a consumer's motto.