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Crowdsourcing isn’t broken — Backchannel — Medium
'A great compendium by @harper of techniques for handling trolls and griefers in online communities', via kragen
via:kragen  antispam  filtering  trolls  community  crowdsourcing  threadless  harper  griefers  abuse  tips 
february 2015 by jm
Girls and Software
a pretty thought-provoking article from Linux Journal on women in computing, and how we're doing it all wrong
feminism  community  programming  coding  women  computing  software  society  work  linux-journal  children  teaching 
february 2014 by jm
Stupid Simple Things SF Techies Could Do To Stop Being Hated - Anil Dash
I've seen a lot of hand-wringing from techies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley saying "Why are we so hated?" now that there's been a more vocal contingent of people being critical of their lack of civic responsibility. Is it true that corruption and NIMBYism have kept affordable housing from being built? Sure. Is it true that members of the tech industry do contribute tax dollars to the city? Absolutely. But does that mean techies have done enough? Nope.
anil-dash  politics  society  san-francisco  gentrification  helping  tech  community  housing 
january 2014 by jm
Alex Payne — Bitcoin, Magical Thinking, and Political Ideology
Working in technology has an element of pioneering, and with new frontiers come those would prefer to leave civilization behind. But in a time of growing inequality, we need technology that preserves and renews the civilization we already have. The first step in this direction is for technologists to engage with the experiences and struggles of those outside their industry and community. There’s a big, wide, increasingly poor world out there, and it doesn’t need 99% of what Silicon Valley is selling.

I’ve enjoyed the thought experiment of Bitcoin as much as the next nerd, but it’s time to dispense with the opportunism and adolescent fantasies of a crypto-powered stateless future and return to the work of building technology and social services that meaningfully and accountably improve our collective quality of life.
bitcoin  business  economics  silicon-valley  tech  alex-payne  writing  libertarianism  futurism  crypto  civilization  frontier  community 
december 2013 by jm
Rhizome | Occupy.here: A tiny, self-contained darknet
Occupy.here began two years ago as an experiment for the encampment at Zuccotti Park. It was a wifi router hacked to run OpenWrt Linux (an operating system mostly used for computer networking) and a small "captive portal" website. When users joined the wifi network and attempted to load any URL, they were redirected to http://occupy.here. The web software offered up a simple BBS-style message board providing its users with a space to share messages and files.


Nifty project from Dan Phiffer.
occupy.here  openwrt  hacking  wifi  network  community 
october 2013 by jm
Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city’s illegal dumping problem
Hooray, Eoin's activism gets some coverage!
THE SCALE OF Dublin’s dumping problem is laid bare in a blog that has seen contributors send in photos of chairs, fridges and heaps of rubbish strewn on city streets. Eoin Parker, one of organisers behind DublinLitterBlog.com, spoke to TheJournal.ie about the problem, saying that the blog was set up following the privatisation of waste management by Dublin City Council in 2012.
dumping  dublin  litter  rubbish  blogs  dcc  d1  activism  community 
april 2013 by jm
Indymedia: It’s time to move on
Our decision to curtail publishing on the Nottingham Indymedia site and call a meeting is an attempt to create a space for new ideas. We are not interested in continuing along the slow but certain path to total irrelevance but want to draw in new people and start off in new directions whilst remaining faithful to the underlying principles of Indymedia.
indymedia  community  communication  web  anonymity  publishing  left-wing 
february 2013 by jm
Network graph viz of Irish politicians and organisations on Twitter
generated by the Clique Research Cluster at UCD and DERI. 'a visualization of the unified graph representation for the users in the data, produced using Gephi and sigma.js. Users are coloured according to their community (i.e. political affiliation). The size of each node is proportional to its in-degree (i.e. number of incoming links).' sigma.js provides a really user-friendly UI to the graphs, although -- as with most current graph visualisations -- it'd be particularly nice if it was possible to 'tease out' and focus on interesting nodes, and get a pasteable URL of the result, in context. Still, the most usable graph viz I've seen in a while...
graphs  dataviz  ucd  research  ireland  twitter  networks  community  sigma.js  javascript  canvas  gephi 
january 2013 by jm
Old Man Murray Deleted From Wikipedia | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
more idiotic deletionism from Wikipedia. when will someone fork WP with a saner community?
wikipedia  deletionpedia  deletion  gaming  history  old-man-murray  web  community  asshats  from delicious
march 2011 by jm
good anti-deletionist comment thread on reddit/programming
Loved this great neologism: 'as with any small organization's politics, people with way more time (and insanity) to invest in trivial issues will always out-penis more casual people just trying to make a positive contribution.'
wiki  bitdecay  wikipedia  deletion  deletionpedia  reddit  comments  thread  discussion  moderation  community  neologisms  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Delicious → Pinboard username mapper
via @PinboardIN -- great, great idea.  translates entire Delicious Networks, too, which would have saved me a bit of bother had I known about it a few days ago
pinboard  del.icio.us  bookmarks  community  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
Minecraft Subreddit
this is not going to help my addiction
minecraft  community  games  reddit  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
Forking is a Feature - Anil Dash
thought-provoking piece about GitHub-style forking applied to other disciplines; Tumblr, Dribbble, Forrst being cases where it's happening now
community  development  forking  github  git  opensource  tumblr  dribbble  forrst  wikipedia  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
Negatendo: Let’s Buy Delicious Back from Yahoo!
wow. can we (and by "we" I mean "the people in my del network") not just move en masse to Pinboard? ;)
pinboard  delicious  community  social  sns  bookmarks  links  linkblogs  yahoo  del.icio.us 
july 2009 by jm

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