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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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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“heard by whom Karl?”

Yesterday Jeff wrote a piece claming that: There is no A list. There is only your list.”. It was a thought provoking piece that I had to respond to. You just can’t deny its existance really. It’s there. A group of blogs who have considerably more influence then the rest of us. Given that influence […]

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It goes both ways

Dave Winer: Scripting News: 7/10/2005 Now when they fuck us, we have a way of giving them a black mark. A little more metadata, and it’ll start showing up on their bottom line. I guess you can tell what I think from the title of my post. When everyone has a blog – only the […]

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Wikis and Community

Shelley Powers started a Wiki last year that I thought had a terrific concept behind it. The effort never really took off and it has been beset by spamers and vandals. She shares some thoughts: Lesson Two learned: One backup is not enough. Lesson One learned: wikis updated by the general public only work if […]

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