That didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III saved 155 lives by setting his plane down on the Hudson, you can purchase apparel promoting him to a new position.
Draft Sully for Secretary of Transportation
Which kudos do you give for that? Capitalism? Technology?
Before I saw a single news headline or heard anything about it, I saw a flickr image of the plane in the Hudson today taken from a camera-phone by a person on the boat sent to rescue the passengers.
It made it to Twitter and then copied to Flickr within minutes and spread like wildfire from there.
Kudos to the pilot for saving lives. Kudos to the photographer for the shot and the share. Kudos to the net for changing the way I consume and learn.