Jeff Jarvis has had enough of the White House's petition site.
The 1-year-old site, We the People, is meant to be a place for Americans to directly entreat the president. Any petition that gathers more than 25,000 signatures in its first month is supposed to generate an official response from the Obama administration.
Since the site's launch, the White House has released statements related to petitions on human rights violations in Sri Lanka and responded to calls to save the U.S. Postal Service, and President Obama recorded a video in response to a petition with more than 150,000 signatures that asked the White House to address gun violence.
But Jarvis, a journalist, author, professor, media critic and Buzz Machine blogger, thinks the project is just enabling the attention-starved, especially in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.
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