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Highsnobiety built an empire at the intersection of sneakers, fashion, and music
“Everything is now a community,” he told Marc. “It’s not a brand dictating to the community what’s cool anymore… That’s why somebody like Virgil Abloh is so successful, because he’s so entrenched in his community. That’s why he DJs four times a week, not because he needs the money, but because he understands that more than anything, he is interacting with this community. We see our audience as a community, and ourselves as an interactive part of that community.”
community  audience  branding  business  fashion 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Awkwafina, Cultural Appropriation, and Who Owns the Blaccent
It is not by accident that people in power acquire cachet and adoration (and more power) when they don facsimile costumes of the people kept from power. And yet, power doesn’t often propagate itself so plainly in popular culture. We see its influence in what ends up valued and not valued, but more often, appropriation goes undetected.
asianamerican  identity  black  voice  movies  film  power  community  culture 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
NYTimes: Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests
Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.

Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.

The uptick in violence did not correlate with general web use or other related factors; this was not about the internet as an open platform for mobilization or communication. It was particular to Facebook.
socialnetworking  socialmedia  facebook  immigration  news  journalism  web  community  communication  identity  research 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Maria Balshaw, the first woman at the top of the Tate: 'We need to speak to the whole of society' | Art and design | The Guardian
“I would like them to feel that they’d seen the most adventurous art, been part of a conversation about what that art is and to feel comfortable, which seems like an easy word, but it really isn’t. We absolutely need to be speaking to the whole of our society.”
art  museums  uk  black  feminism  curation  community  london 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Thank you to Good Frickin Chicken for feeding all of and personnel on scene.
community  Sffd  from twitter_favs
june 2016 by allaboutgeorge
Journalism has a future: Helping communities tell their stories | ZDNet
I’ve written many times that the future of journalism is in helping communities, which includes businesses, to tell their stories. Media literacy is important but that’s just one side of the coin: knowing how to produce and publish digital media is just as important, maybe more.

Freedom of speech is worthless if you don’t know how to make it heard. Newspapers know how and they can teach that know-how to others.
newspapers  media  journalism  education  community  story 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
The Gay Bar: Is it dying? - By June Thomas - Slate Magazine
In his much-cited 1989 book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg celebrated so-called third places, which he defined as "the core settings of informal public life." Not the home, not the office, the third place is a space like the Viennese coffee shop, the French cafe, or the British pub, a venue for "regular, voluntary, informal, and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home and work." You've probably heard Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz name-check this theory as a justification for his coffee empire. But it also helps explain why gay bars have been so vital to gay culture. Oldenburg valued these spots because the ease of association fosters community life and satisfies individuals' need for communion. This urge to find community is especially strong for gay people, who may be rejected by their families or shunned by their co-workers. The third place is even more precious when places one and two are hotbeds of homophobia.
drinking  alcohol  gay  public  business  community 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Engagement, shovelware, magic bullets, and expanding the idea of journalism: Six themes from ISOJ | Mark Coddington
As expected, this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (my first) was an illuminating collision between the academic and practical sides of journalism — I’m sure most everyone left with a full set of ideas for newsroom initiatives, research projects, and the like. But if any of them are like me, they probably also find it difficult to properly process and mentally organize 40 presentations over the span of two days.
journalism  media  newspapers  social  business  twitter  research  conferences  community  aggregation 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The 'gamification' of news, and how it can be relevant | Old Media, New Tricks
Imagine a reader using her smart phone to open your news app while she’s sitting at a coffee shop. Instead of just the latest, or even hand-picked top stories, appearing on the main page, what if it had a section that showed news that was relevant to the area around that coffee shop? What if the “game” were that users get points for reading the news about all sections of the city (as they travel and check your stories, a map fills in, showing they saw the latest news for that area)? The game mechanic added in could also just be to show which of their Facebook friends had read the same stories, at the same location. So when you log into the app at that coffee shop, it tells you that three of your friends read the news from your site from that same shop. Users could also leave comments on the story that are location-specific or just a tip about the coffee shop (which could be displayed next to your news organization’s review, which also could appear thanks to location tagging).
news  media  newspapers  information  data  journalism  social  location  games  attention  community  mapping  presence 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Reflections of a Newsosaur: Mobilizing for mobile before it's too late
1. People use mobile devices to find information, get directions, check prices, play games, listen to music, and, yes, sometimes even surf the news. Because consumers are not passive, successful apps must be engaging and transactional.

2. Mobile devices don't just put the user in control; they also enrich the experience by knowing exactly where consumers are - and, in the case of many apps, exactly who they are. Accordingly, successful apps must be customizable and geographically aware.

3. Community and self-expression are as elemental to the digital experience as the information the media dispense or the transactions they enable. Successful apps foster community and enable user control.
mobile  media  journalism  technology  apple  android  local  location  community  creativity  music 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Bay Area News: Oakland Grapples With Depleted Police Force -
Jakada Imani, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a community improvement nonprofit, and a member of Mayor Quan's transition team, says Oakland residents made their preference known for more community involvement and violence-prevention programs, instead of singular focus on police suppression.

"You could have a police officer on every single corner to lower the crime rate," he says, "but that's just not what Oakland wants."
police  oakland  cities  community 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Readers With Plenty to Say -
Having opened Pandora’s box of comments, The Times now faces a huge challenge meeting reader expectations. Some of the problems could be fixed, I believe, by more communication from The Times — more frequent and prominent explanation of things like comment cutoffs.

But the larger problem is capacity. The Times needs to supplement its comment moderation staff to meet the demand, either with more people or additional analytical tools, or both.

Failing that, it will not capture the full value, and loyalty, of an engaged readership that isn’t content merely to read.
comments  community  nytimes  reading  newspapers  moderation  attention  behavior  business 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Public Square Goes Mobile -
From carshares to communal ovens, local currencies to walkability indexes, people increasingly understand that they can effect change in their own backyard, block and neighborhood. In this country’s quest for individuality, we sometimes forget we do need other people; this project helps facilitate that. It may take more than a minute, but it’s worth a shot.
technology  public  mobile  community  behavior  society  nytimes  activism  environment  creativity 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Combatting the invisible problem – Richmond Confidential
“Violent crime is totally unpredictable,” he said. The key to the new initiative is in getting a handle on the city’s known criminals. ”If you look at all the studies that have been done, there is no time of day, there is no day of the week, there is no pattern. The only pattern is the person,” he said.

“Parolees, probationers, gang members, and drug users have a higher likelihood of being victims or suspects of violent crime. So if you target them, you can indirectly impact your violence problem,” he said.
crime  police  richmond  data  information  community  westcontracosta 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz: 'creepy' Facebook is biggest rival -
Q: You are starting a local news operation for San Francisco. Tell us about your plans to offer local information.

A: We all live in a place. You live in small communities, and you are very interested in what happens in those communities from police blotters to what happened in the city council or the neighborhood watch. It is interesting to the consumer.

And it is interesting to the advertiser because it is the ultimate target. Statistics are 95% of our purchases are (made) within 2 miles of our house, 5 miles of our house.
media  local  journalism  yahoo  technology  mobile  marketing  information  news  sanfrancisco  bayarea  community  facebook  social 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How black people use Twitter. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
"It's my impression that these hashtags start in dense communities—people who are highly connected to each other," Meeder says. "If you have 50 of these people talking about it, think about the number of outsiders who follow at least one of those 50—it's pretty high at that point. So you can actually get a pretty big network effect by having high density."
twitter  social  black  race  community  identity  socialnetworking  authority  reputation 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Collaboration culture in news: No room for pettiness | Knight Digital Media Center
“It suggests equivalency, collegiality. The other news outlet, they’re not in a position just yet to be breaking anybody’s rice bowl. But the attitude above me is: well, who wants to help them get there?”
journalism  media  newspapers  hyperlocal  news  social  friendship  behavior  community 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
News organizations need mobile-first strategy « Pursuing the Complete Community Connection
We need to figure the best ways to deliver news and conduct commerce effectively on mobile devices: text messages, email, mobile applications, tweets, easy-to-use mobile web sites, podcasts, location-based news and commercial information.

Whatever your role in your media organization, consider how you would change your work, your priorities and your thinking to support a mobile-first strategy. This will either be our future or our next squandered opportunity.
business  community  innovation  iphone  journalism  media  mobile  news  newspapers 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
SimsBlog: If Newspapers Cease to Be, There Will be Two Causes of Death
Why is social media so powerful?

Two reasons. Trust: we don’t send our friends crap to read. Relevance: we’re more likely to have common interests with our social network and therefore our links are more likely to be relevant.

Ah, trust and relevance. Sound familiar?
community  newspapers  socialmedia  socialnetworking  social  journalism  friendship  media  attention 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Hottest Job in Marketing Might Just Be Community Manager - Advertising Age - CMO Strategy
"One of the dangers of how it's being handled right now is the idea that every brand is going to have a community, and every community is going to have a community manager. The challenge is whether there's really a reason for that community to adhere."
community  engagement  internet  socialmedia  social  media  marketing  business 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
CULTURAL STUDIES | Reflections in the Facebook Mirror
“Online there’s a whole different set of clues for evaluating people you come across. If you meet someone in person, you can see if he’s a slob or if he woke up this morning and spent seven hours on himself. But people online are remarkably similar to what they are in real life. If you’re a jerk online, you’re probably a jerk in real life, too.”
facebook  nytimes  social  socialnetworking  biography  identity  community 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Breaking News: The Top 5 mistakes newspaper make when news happens « Breaking News
It ironic that our strengths - our staff, equipment, professionalism, high journalistic standards - all work against us in the early stages of breaking news. We're flooding the zone, gathering information, checking it, making decisions about the importance and depth of the story , while ordinary folks just want to see what's going on, share what they know and learn what they can.

The relatively impoverished newsrooms of the placeblogs means that they HAVE to tap the community for the first stage reporting.

We NEED to.
journalism  news  newspapers  media  community  attention  flickr  social  socialmedia 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster - The Boston Globe
While news organizations debate scrapping anonymity, the ground may be shifting beneath them. With all of our identifying information getting sliced, diced, and sold, by everyone from credit card companies to Facebook, is there really such a thing as the anonymous Web anymore? Consider this demonstration from the late ’90s by Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Latanya Sweeney. She took three commonly available data points: sex (male), ZIP code (02138), and date of birth (July 31, 1945). Those seemingly anonymous attributes could have described lots of people, right? Actually, no. She proved they could belong to just one person: former governor William Weld. She tells me that 87 percent of Americans can now be identified with just these three data points.

Maybe the best approach to getting people to behave better online is just reminding them how easy it is to figure out who they really are.
journalism  media  newspapers  online  community  anonymity  comments  public  communication 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
On the Media: Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuits prompt fair use debate ...
"Fair use" on the Internet would seem to be a use that probes and ponders the original, possibly repackaging or rewriting it, without subsuming it. A fair use calls attention to an interesting story or news flash, perhaps elaborates on it or disputes it, but doesn't replace it.

Two Web journalists who Twittered me on Tuesday independently offered the same rule of thumb —- don't republish more than three paragraphs. Always name your source. Always link to the original.

Reporters and editors get understandably peeved when they see paragraph after paragraph of their work reprinted by competitors — regurgitation so extensive that there's no reason for the reader to seek out the original, even when a link is provided.
copyright  journalism  media  newspaper  blogging  community  reputation  lasvegas  nevada  law  fairuse 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
NYC food blogger Cathy Erway ate in for a year -
“When you’re cooking for yourself, you don’t need a lot of stuff. You just need a good knife, creativity and a willingness to eat whatever you might mess up.”
food  creativity  cheap  blogging  nyc  economy  relationships  community 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
MediaRights: News: 10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community
We can speed up the realization of good community building ideas if we live our lives consistent with community priorities. The good news: practically every activity and every moment grants us the opportunity to practice community-minded behavior.
community  activism  behavior  attention  ethics 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge What Many Media Companies Don’t Get About Building An Audience | paidContent
Distributing across multiple channels in real-time – and cannibalizing existing lines of business—isn’t just the right thing to do. History will reflect that this is the only thing to do. Here’s the key fact for media companies to remember: The value of a customer who doesn’t watch a TV show or a movie is $0.
media  journalism  marketing  business  internet  television  community  cable  attention  newspapers 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols - Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols on federal subsidies for journalism -
Saving newspapers may be impossible. But we can save journalism. Step one is to begin debating ways for enlightened public subsidies to provide a competitive and independent digital news media. Also, we should greatly expand funding for public and community media, and establish policies that help convert dying daily newspapers into post-corporate low-profit news operations that realize the potential of the Internet. If we do so, journalism and democracy will not just survive. They will flourish.
journalism  newspapers  online  media  business  community 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
IOC told to get hip with the digital revolution
"They are the most socially active generation and digital culture is their culture.," he said, noting they affect $600 billion in consumer spending. "Their desire to create content and use it as social currency amongst their networks and communities has profound implications for how media owners and sports rights owners behave amongst them."

"The most important legacy of any from the Olympic movement is to deliver the next generation of sports fans and athletes," Sorrell concluded. "To do this, we must ensure the iPod, iPhone generation is tuning in, not tuning out."
olympics  online  sports  mobile  iphone  ipod  apple  social  network  community  business  athletes 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mashable: 12 Things Newspapers Should Do to Survive
This list is not a comprehensive one, but these are some of the things that newspaper leaders should be considering. And though print itself may not survive, the organizations behind them provide value to a democratic society, often covering and providing news that blogs with more limited resources can’t always dig up.
media  journalism  newspapers  social  business  online  news  community  mobile  future 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Can Anyone Actually Tap the $100 Billion Potential of Hyperlocal News? | Page 2 | Fast Company
The future of hyperlocal -- according to the people who have studied, lived, and championed it -- seems to be in convincing others that hyperlocal is the future. "Someday soon, somebody will make [hyperlocal] work and turn it into a successful business," wrote hyperlocal pioneer Mark Potts after his company Backfence folded in 2007. "If there's anything I've learned, it's that the power and potential of local communities still is waiting to be tapped." And so it remains.
journalism  media  newspapers  community  local  online  business  attention  marketing 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
How Important are Avatars? - Bokardo
The mere presence of others dramatically changes our behavior.

While we can’t literally get people into the same room with software (yet), we can approximate the experience. Showing avatars of people gets us further along this spectrum, and we act differently as a result.
media  identity  social  community  socialnetworking  design  communication  photography  attention  technology 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
News & the new: Does Chrysler=Newspapers? - Susan Mernit's Blog
But as the old mega-businesses fall to their knees and flame out, watch carefully what comes next--I am hoping we see more local media, more public media, more community voices combined with skilled story telling and more accountability.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations  public  story  community 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Investors Bet on Small-Market Papers -
While big newspapers across the country fight for survival, the slice of the industry that serves small markets is drawing new investment from industry veterans.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  rural  community 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
PR 2.0: The Ties that Bind Us - Visualizing Relationships on Twitter and Social Networks
What has evolved however, is so much more than the connection of friends and friends of friends. Social Networks have created a parallel friend/follower archetype that injects a homologous top-down network where individuals not only connect with those they know, but also with those who are interested in following their online activity, and not necessarily with the expectation of reciprocation. This injects a new dynamic into online social relationships, one that facilitates and fosters a less personal, but still meaningful engagement, creating an ambient, persona-audience interconnection.
twitter  data  socialnetworking  community  research  internet  relationships  social  marketing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Even anarchists like a little romance
"From a distance, when you think of anarchists you think of big boots and fighting with policemen," he says.

"But all the ones I've met have been very nice, very committed people. They believe in something and they want to find love, just like everyone else. Why would that surprise anyone?"
love  relationships  society  uk  politics  police  activism  community 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The New Metros « ReJurno
Those community-based operations can cover their local schools, roads, health, events, etc., extraordinarily well, and will bring the community’s voices to bear on local public policy. But they won’t have the resources and depth to cover regional issues, such as education, transportation, the environment or growth. Issues in those areas are usually resolved at a regional or state public policy level. In a metropolitan area, these topic-based news organizations might be supported by those who sell products and services related to that topic.
journalism  newspapers  media  cities  community  news 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
African immigrants help shape Portland's small black community - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland -
"African American is birth and tradition, but it's also who people say you are," she says. "It's not enough to be African, because that's just who you are by yourself. If you are African American, then you are part of a community."
race  portland  black  oregon  africa  food  immigration  identity  community 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The library - a recession sanctuary - The Boston Globe
"Libraries are unfortunately used to this," Ryan said. "But the essential role of the library cannot be duplicated in anybody's home, when you consider the combination of manuals, books, and librarian expertise," Ryan said. "In down economic times, families aren't going out to spend a lot of money on books and movies. This is when the branches can shine as a community gathering place and at a time when people are seeking answers to life improvement."
library  cities  government  politics  books  movies  community 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Thomas Friedman - Why How Matters -
ou do things matters more than ever, because so many more people can now see how you do things, be affected by how you do things and tell others how you do things on the Internet anytime, for no cost and without restraint.

“In a connected world, countries, governments and companies also have character, and their character — how they do what they do, how they keep promises, how they make decisions, how things really happen inside, how they connect and collaborate, how they engender trust, how they relate to their customers, to the environment and to the communities in which they operate — is now their fate.”
business  corporations  ethics  identity  reputation  social  government  economics  environment  community 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Could Make Someone Want to Leave New York and Move to Buffalo? -- New York Magazine
"It offers the chance to live on the cheap and start a nonprofit organization, or rent an abandoned church for $1,000 a month, or finish your album without having to hold down two temp jobs at the same time, or simply have more space and a better view and enough money left over each month to buy yourself a painting once in awhile. A city like Buffalo reminds you that, beyond New York, there are still frontiers."
newyork  cities  urban  community  nyc 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Vancouver Magazine: Sad City
"We live in Babel; we are all so different. But in the Downtown Eastside, people tell me that their fundamental desire is not for money but for a feeling of connection and community. People crave that. It’s common to all humans. So in our public spaces, people are going to have to look past the surface. They are going to have to give each other a chance."
cities  urban  vancouver  britishcolumbia  happiness  research  canada  community  public  altruism  volunteering 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Knight Digital Media Center: Total Community Coverage
"This is about connecting with interesting communities doing interesting and newsworthy things. This is about understanding these communities better so that you can serve them better with news and information."
religion  journalism  spirituality  community  media  news  information 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
You can’t eat Whuffie (but it’s getting harder to eat without it) | ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon
"Pick events to work on where potential clients or employers can see the good work you are doing. Let your expertise shine through the content you are producing. People will notice and then you can cash in that Whuffie and pay the bills."
work  jobs  social  marketing  reputation  business  identity  community 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Voice in the Wilderness | American Journalism Review
"I've sort of created this thing that has control of my life pretty much, which is one of the dilemmas of this. How could this be sustained over time if I got to the point where I didn't want to spend many, many hours a week going to meetings and chasing after stories? [...] It's kind of made a believer of me. I'm an old print guy. I love newspapers, and I still love picking up newspapers and turning the page reading, but that's happening less and less. This is where journalism is going whether we like it or not, and you have to get with it."
journalism  newspapers  media  virginia  diy  wordpress  community  online 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
More News, But Less 'News' : NPR
"People naturally like to know what is going on in their communities. But communities are an endangered resource in America. Fewer and fewer people stay put where they grew up or stay put as adults. Increasingly, we live among strangers, without strong community. So, yes, the demand for that kind of news is down. Similarly, as the American educational system decays, Americans know less about their own history and about the world. So they have less fertilizer to feed curiosity about the world. Demand for that kind of news is down, too."
news  media  journalism  radio  npr  newspapers  community  social 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
News is a Conversation: Still a newspaperman
(NP: 2:32 to 2:54 of Girl Talk's "Shut The Club Down," specifically Ahmad's "Back In The Day" over Rod Stewart's "Young Turks") "[...] The younger, my generation, are fading, too, facing a future in which journalists serve products and platforms not communities and their newspapers. The young turks have become the old farts. We pray at the old altars. We worship the old gods. The new media moguls have their shiny new religion. And our passing is seen by them as both timely and just. But there is more to be lost than warm, rosy recollections. It's not all about nostalgia. [...]" (NP: 0:00 to 0:23 of Girl Talk's "Still Here," specifically Youngbloodz featuring Lil Jon's "Damn!" over Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale")
journalism  history  media  newspapers  aging  business  community  religion  music 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Paul Graham: Cities and Ambition
"A city speaks to you mostly by accident—in things you see through windows, in conversations you overhear. It's not something you have to seek out, but something you can't turn off."
cities  urban  berkeley  nyc  paris  power  sanfrancisco  environment  demographics  culture  community  boston  bayarea  location 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama -
"You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
facebook  social  socialnetworking  yasns  community  technology  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  mccain 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » What if they didn’t give a party and nobody cared?
"Time to boil the thing to its essence. It’s not a TV company or a game company. It’s a local news company. Either that has market demand or it’s doomed."
media  newspapers  medianews  television  games  news  community  journalism 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Five months later, reflections on Ning | By Daniel Victor
"I had very high hopes coming into the beatblogging project, and in some ways I still do. This kind of network has exciting potential as a small-town community organizer, and I don’t intend to give up on the idea."
journalism  newspapers  social  media  community 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge I killed Tim Russert (on Wikipedia)
"The thing is, Wikipedia isn't really about history at all [...] It's not so much an encyclopedia as a registry of – and I use this word with some trepidation – reality. It's an ever-changing ledger book of where things stand in our universe."
community  journalism  wikipedia  public  media  diy  news 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits: Is Community News Just a "Nice to Have"?
"Most people say they value it. The may even think they value it. But if they really valued it, wouldn't far more of them make more effort to find it, read it, share it, and preserve and expand it -- as well as to create their own?"
news  community  media  journalism  public  social  newspapers  blogging  location  diy  attention 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web - New York Times
“What Craigslist does well is build a community and a feel of a community. Building communities is going to be critical for any online product, whether a newspaper or not.”
journalism  craigslist  media  newspapers  community  business  corporations  identity  online 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : The vanishing personal site
"But outsourcing the publication of our own content has long-term implications that point to more traffic for the web services we rely on, and less traffic and fewer readers for ourselves." Oh, shit, he's right.
blog  blogs  business  community  design  identity  rss  media  social  toread  twitter  web  yasns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
TidBITS Opinion: Instant Messaging for Introverts
"Specifically, I'd like to advance the thesis that - for some people at least - an aversion to instant messaging is a natural consequence of one's temperament, and that this is neither good nor bad in and of itself, though it does of course have consequen
behavior  brain  communication  community  computers  culture  online  gtd  health  internet  mac  psychology  reading  socialnetworking  social  technology  toread  twitter  writing  work  apple 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jerry Large | Our layoffs are your loss too | Seattle Times Newspaper
"Web producers want material they can trust, so where else are they going to get it? "Journalists aren't perfect, but most work hard to get things right. It isn't just a job for most of us. We believe we play crucial roles in a community's conversation."
journalism  media  newspapers  seattle  washingtonstate  business  community  identity  blogging 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
So Much for the Information Age -
"Despite their BlackBerrys, cellphones, and Wi-Fi, they are, in their own way, as isolated as the remote tribes of New Guinea. They disprove the notion that technology fosters engagement, that connectivity and community are synonymous."
college  community  education  information  internet  journalism  technology  newspapers  media  usa  identity  celebrity 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge Ink Q&A - Tim Guest
"I imagine a future with localised, physical communities that satisfy the needs of our bodies for groups — with all their attendant connections and contentions — and virtual connection that engages us intellectually with the wider world."
futurism  communication  community 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Feature by Bret McCabe: Case Closed | 3/12/2008
"[T]he parasite is killing the host. Is the internet a marvelous tool in myriad ways? Of course. Is it the future? No doubt. But thus far it is not a responsible or viable alternative to a major metropolitan newspaper."
newspapers  hbo  television  cable  media  internet  community  journalism  baltimore  maryland  toread 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy. - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
"Digg and Wikipedia would do well to stop pretending they're operated by the many and start thinking of ways to rein in the power of the few."
business  community  information  internet  media  journalism  relationships  wiki  wikipedia  work 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | Cultus, not Cult: Obama and the Rationality of Civic Religion
"Cultus by contrast, is a term used in the study of religion to denote those ritual practices in which a community comes together to establish a collective picture of the world, themselves, and their place in it."
elections  2008  campaigns  obama  religion  behavior  ritual  aesthetics  community  story 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Using Twitter to Help Communities | Nate Ritter
"[...] Just a few months after (and some even during) the 2007 firestorm some agencies are scratching the surface of what’s possible with this service. [...]"
activism  blogging  journalism  community  media  nonprofit  rss  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Evolving Web: When A Bunch of People Become Community
"[...] The currency of [T]witter is the conversation. No market can happen without critical mass. In Twitter, your market is as valuable as the amount of capital being traded. [...]"
community  socialnetworking  presence  twitter  attention  reputation 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Staffers say cuts at the Herald mean quality and community will suffer. - Monterey County Weekly
“When you start reducing the number of people gathering information and making sure that it is delivered accurately, the community suffers.”
newspapers  media  journalism  community  information  monterey  california  medianews 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tell Her Story: Lesbian Bars in the San Francisco East Bay
A great essay revealing historical ley lines across the local landscape
gay  oakland  eastbay  bayarea  cities  drinking  alcohol  community 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Newspapers don't walk like ducks or blog like blogs | Writes Like She Talks
"I know the support and filters that the journalists there use and/or must go through, I cannot read what they write the same as I might read what’s on a traditional blog. Can you believe that there is now a traditional blog?"
blogging  internet  media  newspapers  journalism  news  aesthetics  identity  communication  community  social 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
MediaShift . Digging Deeper::Traditional Media Ready to Elevate the Conversation Online -- with Moderation | PBS
"You have to create a space where the conversation is the kind of conversation that appeals to the people in your world. There are places where the conversation gets really ugly and people don't go to the New York Times to get yelled at."
blogging  communication  story  community  culture  ethics  internet  journalism  news  media  newspapers  online  philosophy  social 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What's Needed in 2008: Serious Newsroom Cultural Change
"Reporters and editors would take seriously their roles as community conversation leaders, concentrating on getting it right on the web first -- web-first publishing, blogs, video, participation -- and using the print edition as a greatest hits [...]"
blogs  community  culture  journalism  facebook  newspapers  media  blogging 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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