Well, maybe not. Be sure to check out two things to discover how the web could very well change the nature of how we practice democracy.
- Lessig Launches Change Congress: Political Reform a la Creative Commons and Wikipedia — Andy Carvin
The Internet, with its (mostly) ubiquitous presence and many-to-many relationship model could be the platform for transforming the way we handle our politics and community policy development. That alone is worth reading about.
But if you also believe our representative democracy is neither representative nor a democracy, then this is a movement you need to know about.