A fruitless endeavor, used to advance points of view or issues.
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An Internet petition or an "e-petition" is a petition circulated online (through a petitioning website or e-mail) asking people to help promote a point of view or issue. Maybe you heard that schools were going to deny the Bible, or your favorite anime is being butchered by 4Kids, or that healthcare is messed up -- and the petition asks you to sign it.
Nobody's going to listen to it. "Signatures" can be forged and/or invented. And who the hell is going to listen to a petition signed by "Mickey Mouse," "Donald Duck," and the "Three Musketeers"?
Some of them also allow comments, which are always flooded with "fuckkkkk youuuuuu!!!" or something equally mature, since those always get the point across.
Maybe they help people vent, or raise awareness of issues, but online petitions are not effective at gauging support on issues.
BTW, if you want to do a petition, make a pen and paper one.
It began when the usage of the Internet spiked around the 2000s.
People don't really care about these anymore.