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Movable Type 4.0 Beta Launches, Platform To Be Open Sourced

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I’m excited to see the participatory media functionality being added to MT. A while back I wrote a piece that was a little controversial – “ is going to die, so is Digg, so is Flickr”. I believe that personal blogging solutions will evolve to enable us to host our own social networks (they do already in a sense). PC computing history leans towards personal empowerment.

I’ve tried more blogging solutions then almost anyone. Folks tend to break things down into false choices, thinking that a marketplace can only sustain one ore two options, when over the past few years, I think it’s been obvious that in the blogging ecosphere not only can two or more options co-exist – they can thrive.

While I’ve used WordPress and Drupal on other projects, I’ve kept Movable Type as my personal blogging solution, and it has been my recommendation to use it in various projects of differing scope. It’s always come through for me.

No solution is perfect. Don’t believe the hype. These are just tools to keep in your toolbox. Loyalty to a hammer over a screwdriver makes no sense.

This is a good day for blogging. And a good day for freelancers and corporate developers everywhere that require a reliable, flexible, content management solution.

A poem for the afternoon

i carry your heart with me
e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

A poem for the morning

since feeling is first
e.e. cummings

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
– the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

Latest Norg and Social Software/Media Must Reads

danah boyd: “The Significance of Social Software” (pdf)

Guy Kawasaki: By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09

Seth Finkelstein: The Dr. Robert Lindeman / “Flea” anonymous blog outing – Blogging HARMS! (Read “Blogger unmasked, court case upended” right away!)

Invisible Inkling: 10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head (subscribe to this blog now!)

A VC: The Free Music Business The New Creative Class: A Threat to the Republic…

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.