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CAPTCHAs For Keeping Idiots Away: Pics, Videos, Links, News
Traditional CAPTCHAs make you prove you're not a robot. Defective Yeti's make you prove your not an idiot. Prove my not an idiot? Damn it.
captcha  hilarious  internet  community  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Things Have Rules (Ftrain.com)
“It's hard to talk to strangers in parks,” said Scott. “Because invariably they need $50 for the train because they've lost their wallet. And you're like, oh, I thought I was building community.”
paul_ford  community  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Misery | drupal.org
Misery is a module designed to make life difficult for certain users. It can be used:<br />
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As an alternative to banning or deleting users from a community.<br />
As a means by which to punish members of your website.<br />
To delight in the suffering of others.
drupal  community  hilarious  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Subtraction.com: Commented Out
After all, a decline in comments could very well be directly attributable to a decline in the quality and/or relevance of my writing.
community  conversation  khoi_vinh  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
NPR letters: The tedious, annoying complaints of public radio listeners. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
Solving a seemingly impossible quest, Farhad Manjoo has discovered a group of people more annoying and self-satisfied than average NPR listeners: the people who write angry letters to NPR.
npr  community  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (Ftrain.com)
You couldn't do it on TV, or in a newspaper, or in books. You need a back button, a database, and a community. ... The web is not, despite the desires of so many, a publishing medium. The web is a customer service medium. “Intense moderation” in a customer service medium is what “editing” was for publishing.
brilliant  paul_ford  culture  customer_service  internet  community  forsnd  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Escape from Thunderdome « Snarkmarket
And Oprah, I’m convinced that the negative has power. It lives. And if you allow it to perch in your house, in your mind, in your life, it can take you over. So when the rude or cruel thing is said—the lambasting, the gay bashing, the hate—I say, “Take it all out of my house!” Those negative words climb into the woodwork and into the furniture, and the next thing you know they’ll be on my skin.
community  discussion  comments 
november 2010 by tysone
5 Ways to Get People to Contribute Good Content for Your Site
As news organizations experiment with user-generated content, they're learning that users are capable of creating quality content that can be turned into powerful projects. What's not as clear: How can news organizations motivate people to submit the kind of content they're looking for?
ugc  content  community  lbm 
november 2010 by tysone
Estate 4.1
Posts on this site are comprised of comments culled from public forums, and the opinions related therein do not reflect the attitudes or opinions of this site's management. Honestly, God forbid.
hilarious  comments  community 
september 2010 by tysone
The Comment-Box Poets of The New York Times « The Bygone Bureau
There’s poetry in everything, including the user comments of NYTimes.com’s most popular blogs. Darryl Campbell investigates the web’s unlikely poetry community.
nytimes  poetry  comments  community  ugc 
march 2010 by tysone
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
Derek Sivers's TED talk: "Leadership is over-glorified. ... When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in."
leadership  momentum  community  hilarious  forsnd 
february 2010 by tysone
Godwin's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies)[1] is a humorous observation coined by Mike Godwin in 1990, and which has become an Internet adage. It states: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.
conversation  community  language  nazi 
august 2009 by tysone
Selectricity is voting machinery for the masses. We help groups make better decisions, more easily. We allow voting, usually in form of ranking a list of choices in order of preference, and have the computer help groups make better decisions.
community  democracy  election  poll  tools  voting 
june 2009 by tysone
Wikipedia - Exploring Fact City - NYTimes.com
People don’t treat ineffectual inventions as taboo — that is reserved for things like evolution, alcohol or, yes, cities. And just as the world has had plenty of creationists, temperance societies and ruralists, there is a professional class of Wikipedia skeptics. ... It’s all reminiscent of the longstanding accusations made against cities.
urbanism  wikipedia  community  culuture 
march 2009 by tysone
kung fu grippe - Conferences, Friends, and Stuff That Really Matters
Online, offline, or whatever: as far as I’m concerned, it’s only a community when it’s made out of people.
community  sxsw  conferences 
march 2009 by tysone
The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook | The Economist
Thus an average man—one with 120 friends—generally responds to the postings of only seven of those friends by leaving comments on the posting individual’s photos, status messages or “wall”. An average woman is slightly more sociable, responding to ten. When it comes to two-way communication such as e-mails or chats, the average man interacts with only four people and the average woman with six.
culture  statistics  facebook  community  communication  sociology 
march 2009 by tysone
What I've Learned from Hacker News
Hence what I call the Fluff Principle: on a user-voted news site, the links that are easiest to judge will take over unless you take specific measures to prevent it.
culture  community  ranking  crowdsourcing 
february 2009 by tysone
Advertising - Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging - NYTimes.com
“Now, every minute is a cocktail party,” he added. “You write an e-mail and in an hour, you’ve got a fan base agreeing with you.” That ability to share brickbats or bouquets with other consumers is important because it facilitates the formation of ad hoc groups, more likely to be listened to than individuals.
advertising  community  identity  branding  consumers 
february 2009 by tysone
Map of Popular Super Bowl Words Used on Twitter - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
As the Steelers and Cardinals battled on the field, Twitter users across the nation pecked out a steady stream of "tweets." The map shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related messages.
nytimes  visualization  twitter  community  nfl  superbowl  football 
february 2009 by tysone
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.... "Whenever I send something FedEx, I think about how that item would have helped Tom Hanks in Castaway."
hilarious  culture  community  aggregation  culuture  found 
february 2009 by tysone
the explicit: notes and advice to someone just like me.
Ze Frank has started a blog of notes and advice about fostering online participation.
culture  interaction  community  participation  zefrank 
january 2009 by tysone
Cultivating Conversations | Jason Santa Maria
Authors spend a good chunk of time and attention writing articles, but so little attention is given to the conversation that happens afterward. Most of the time readers are left to fend for themselves in a comment wasteland.
discussion  conversation  blogs  design  community 
december 2008 by tysone
Does the broken windows theory hold online?
Messageboard software is routinely ugly; does that contribute to the often uncivil tone found on web forums?
community  conversation  moderation  design  culture  theory 
december 2008 by tysone
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » The building block of journalism is no longer the article
The old building block of journalism — the article — is proving to be inadequate in the current onslaught of news. I’ll argue here that the new building block is the topic.
journalism  newspapers  community  news 
october 2008 by tysone
Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com
It's 11 a.m., and a handful of Flickr.com employees have gathered around a messy conference table to discuss, as they have daily for six years, the minutiae of governing humans.
flickr  community  moderation 
october 2008 by tysone
Heather Moore -- Talk to the Newsroom -- The New York Times -- Reader Questions and Answers - Question - NYTimes.com
By contrast, I am not a fan of the breathless tabloid versions of "community." Asking readers to rate serious news stories with smiley faces or stars, for example, is not something we would do. Call us the anti-Jerry Springer.
nytimes  community  conversation  moderation 
august 2008 by tysone
DigiDave | Journalism is a Process, Not a Product: Is (digital) journalism better the more local it is and what does that do to growth?
Where will local journalism happen? Between people. It will not be the media-sphere. The only way news organizations can play part is if they create the platform through which people live their lives.
journalism  community  hyperlocal  platforms 
june 2008 by tysone
Rands In Repose: We Travel in Tribes
Twitter is a social network, yes, but it’s a social network without the superpoke scrabtaculous zombie noise and, for that, I’m thankful, because I’ve got work to do.
twitter  communication  community  socialmedia 
may 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: Community: From Little Things, Big Things Grow
Any community must start slowly, and be nurtured. You cannot “just add community.” It simply must happen gradually. It must be cared for, and hosted; it takes time and people with great communication skills to set the tone and tend the conversation.
business  collaboration  community  communication  flickr 
may 2008 by tysone
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
The critical technology for the 20th century, the bit of social lubricant without which the wheels would've come off the whole enterprise, I'd say it was the sitcom. And only now are we waking up from that collective bender.
communication  creativity  culture  media  tv  trends  brilliant  statistics  collaboration  community 
april 2008 by tysone

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