The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."
Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.
A sure indicator of public sentiment against the Paulson plan was the rapid spread of emails and websites poking fun at it. One email purporting to be from Paulson imitated the Nigerian scam emails that beg for cash.