PetitionOnline - Let's just assume for a minute that petitions mean anything at all, which they don't, and that they are capable of having an impact on the real world, which they never will. By collecting signatures on the internet, what little importance they had is completely eradicated.
Let's say you get five thousand signatures to, I don't know, stop AIDS or have Fox cancel Family Guy again because you made a horrible mistake by wishing it would come back in the first place. Five thousand people. Sounds impressive, right? On this very internet, five thousand people are currently downloading Elf Bowling. In the past hour, five thousand people clicked that messed-up thumbnail picture of a three foot long prosthetic penis with blood all over it on a porn TGP gallery. Five thousand people are in this horrible site's forums right now.
Not that great of an accomplishment after all, is it?