Social Media/Software Links for Today

NYTimes: Brave New World of Digital Intimacy: About social networks and software and how we are using them to connect with one another. Mind Hacks: The distant sound of well-armed sociologists – Reflections on the above mentioned NYTimes story. wordle.net – generates graphical ‘word clouds’ from the text provided. Reflections of a Newsosaur: Newspaper sales […]

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It’s important to speak out

louisgray.com: Seeing The Web’s Racist Underbelly Is Saddening and Shocking Why does everything suck?: Does Anonymity Lead To Social Anarchy? Sexism Runs Rampant on Reddit (and maybe the rest of the social web) Wha, that last link threw you a bit? Why is that? Is it that we are more comfortable confronting racism then sexism? […]

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Community/Social Media/Social Software Must Reads This Week

fortuitous: Matthew Haughey: Some Community Tips for 2007 – Seven tips on how to run a successful community Dare Obasanjo: “Social” is More Important Than “Software” in Social Software InformationWeek: Cory Doctorow: How To Keep Hostile Jerks From Taking Over Your Online Community Derek Powazek: The Real Story of JPG Magazine (Metafilter thread) Mathew Ingram: […]

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If you believe in The Long Tail, then stop saying the web is “flat” okay?

There are those that want to believe that in life, skill and good works are all it should take. That if you are the most kick ass guitarist in the world, that playing in your bedroom should be enough to alert the world to your talent. Well we know the world doesn’t work that way. […]

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Some tech/media/online community/citizen journalism bits

Google blog search launches in beta! More at Om Malik’s and at Paid Content. I have no opinion yet. Got to do some digging. The Columbia Journalism Review was with the Times Picayune in New Orleans as it produced its powerful and amazing coverage during the course Katrina and the devestation wrought afterwards. Read their […]

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It exists, and its influence matters

In response to Om Malik’s post on the dark side of tagging, Shelley Powers writes a powerful piece on technology and human behavior arguing that no matter how our tools may change – its our practices that matter – take note of who is getting linked to over the BlogHer conference and why: …If women […]

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“There is no A list. There is only your list.” – “It’s not about lists. It’s about links.”

In what seems to be a regular occurrence among A-listers now, Jeff Jarvis, A-list member, in response to a Blogebrity post that questions sucking up to it attempts to deny it exists. Ya know – trying and deny its existence is like trying to deny mathematical reality and human nature. First, lets get clear on […]

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