Government bodies see "revolting" citizens
BTC - Facebook, MeetUp and other online groups have proven their worth as a tool for activists and organizers. While some may doubt their tweets, e-mail and calls-to-action online may have little effect on government, you should watch the following video titled, The State of the Social Net: A Catalyst for Civil and Political Revolt
Here's a really balanced article higlighting the fears and concerns of government in the age of Social Networking by Clay Shirky. It's not a fix-it article but it's intention is to keep government from flipping over their own boats.
The Political Power of Social Media
Technology, the Public Sphere, and Political Change