Latest Norg and Social Software/Media Must Reads

MediaShift: Interview with Placeblogger’s Lisa Williams. Read this for some insight into why I’m excited to have joined the advisory board.

KCNN: Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News?. I was honored to be interviewed and a few of my answers are quoted in the report.

fortuitous: How Ads Really Work: Superfans and Noobs

NYTimes: For Pornographers, Internet’s Virtues Turn to Vices

TechCrunch: The New Portals: It’s the Bread, Not the Peanut Butter (wow, I’ve linked to TechCrunch – it’s gotten better as of late – gotta give credit where it is due.)

Deep Jive Interests: The Trouble With “The Decline In News” Has Nothing To Do With Journalists

Dare Obasanjo: Why Facebook is Bigger Than Blogging

Publishing 2.0: User-Generated Content Is Not A Panecea

Chris Daly’s Blog: Readers to the rescue?

Doc Searls: Because paper is scarce. And so is time.

Mathew Ingram: Doc Searls is dead wrong on newspapers

Kent Newsome: News in an Accelerated World

Rough Type: Happy Birthday, Cathedral & Bazaar. Notable for ESR’s comment:

…Open source is, fundamentally, about the software. Spewing a lot of Web 2.0 hype around it confuses more than it clarifies.

It’s legitimate to argue that open source software is strongly suggestive that similar arrangements that might work elsewhere. But it’s also way too easy to forget that some of the critical enabling factors for the open-source software movement are hard to replicate elsewhere.

Of these, the most important is the fact that the correctness and performance of software can be objectively measured — whether or not an application segfaults is not a matter of political dispute.

This, not the presence or absence of particular kinds of authority structures, is why Linux succeeds and Wikipedia fails.


2 thoughts on “Latest Norg and Social Software/Media Must Reads

  1. Great post on Facebook. Personally, I’ve only dipped my toe in and have the barest of profiles. I haven’t asked anyone to be a ‘friend’ yet and have only accepted requests from folks I know who have somehow found me. I plan to explore much more down the line though, time permitting.

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