November 4, 2008
Watching the incredibly long line-ups of patient Virginian voters waiting in the early morning rain is really watching history happening. This election has shaken things up. Candidates in the future will not go through the same hurdles if they are not white, middle-aged and male. And youth have shaped the use of media with Web 2.0, texting, etc key to campaigns.
Regardless of the outcome, this election has made changes already in terms of the democratic deficit, voter fatigue and the crisis of confidence in the electoral process.
I was pleased to see my images used in this historic event through Flickr’s Creative Commons License:
“My Boots My Guitar “Wake Up America””
which James also embedded in his makepoliticalsnowviamedia blog providing a full list of clickable credits to the authors whose Creative Commons licensed works used.
April 26, 2008
Zeldman suggested a plug-in to time-associate lifestreams (egostreams), microblogs, blogs, aggregators, social bookmarking, social media, etc. My use of a myriad of semantic web services has become a virtual mnemonic tool, a digital cartography of memory . . .
Visitd bloggersblog through my twittr stream http://snurl.com/25t6q [twitter_com] and read this post http://snurl.com/25t5r [www_bloggersblog_com] which referrd 2 this comment on http://snurl.com/25t5z [www_zeldman_com] about potential of a plug-in to time-associate lifestreams, microblogs, blogs: Flickr, Ma.gnolia, del.icio.us, Twitter
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Tags: aggregators, blog lexicon, bloggerspot, blogging, Blogosphere, collaborative, connectivity, CSE, cyber citizens, del.icio.us, design, digg, egostreaming, ethnoclassification, findability, flickr, folksonomies, learning from users, lifestreaming, magnolia, memory, microblogging, open source, plug-in, rapture of the deep internet, search engine optimization, semantic markup, semantic web, SEO, snurl, social bookmarking, tagging, Technorati, time-relevant widget, twitter
April 12, 2008
RSS is a big deal, as anyone who’s subscribed to even a few feeds probably knows. Once you get past just a few feeds, though, it can quickly get overwhelming. RSS can leave you feeling inadequate, brain-dead and uninspired.
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Tags: aggregators, blog lexicon, blogging, Blogosphere, collaborative, connectivity, design, digg, feeds, findability, igoogle, learning from users, open source, pro bloggers' tips, readwriteweb, SEO, social bookmarking, tips, tools, Web 2.0
April 7, 2008
NYT article on the at-risk lifestyles of high-speed, high-stress, high-adrenalin lifestyles of pro-bloggers chasing new improved on-line newstories 24/7.
Thanks to twitter and Steve Rubel’s lifestream for bringing this article to my attention.
“digg.com blurb: “Some professional bloggers complain of physical and emotional strain created by an Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.”
This reminded me of an article by Kate Argyle (1996) in Rob Shields useful anthology entitled Cultures of the Internet. Argyle’s account of what happens when a member of a virtual community dies challenged notions of that Internet communities were blasé and that the Internet itself fostered a culture of distance and indifference. See http://www.socresonline.org.uk/1/3/van_loon.html
Webliography and bibliography
Argyle, Kate. 1996. “Death on the Internet.” in Shields, Rob. 1996. Cultures of the Internet: Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies. Chapter 8. London: Sage. ISBN 0 8039 7519 8
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Tags: 24/7, aggregators, blog stress, blog-til-you-drop, blogging, Blogosphere, connectivity, cyberdelirium, digg, findability, learning from users, New York Times, pro bloggers' tips, Risk Management, search engine optimization, semantic markup, SEO, SEO stress, Shields.Rob, social bookmarking, Spacetime, Steve Rubel, Technorati
March 17, 2008
Aldred, Jessica; Astell, Amanda; Behr, Rafael, Cochrane, Lauren; Hind, John; Pickard, Anna; Potter, Laura; Wignall, Alice; Wiseman, Eva. 2008. “The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs.” Posted March 9, 2008. Updated March 14, 2008. << Technology << The Observer. The Guardian. UK.
Once a blog has reached the status as one of the top 50 it seems to enter into the realm of mass media, albeit an alternative and social mass media. It is encouraging then that rant-free blogs that serve as a thinking press, like Kottke and Crooked Timber, are so highly placed. Thanks to ReadWriteWeb again for drawing this valuable article to my attention. When I added it to my delicious favourites, a tsunami of key words were automatically generated. (The irrelevant synopsis is an excellent example of concerns re: poorly dugg articles that sparked debate recently in ReadWriteWeb.) papergirls.wordpress.com/2008/03/17/the-worlds-50-most-powerful-blogs.
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Tags: blogging, Blogosphere, connectivity, cyber citizens, del.icio.us statistics, findability, SEO, social bookmarking, social history, Tag Clouds, tagging, technology, thinking press vs mass media
March 13, 2008
|This freeze-screen image WordPress, Flickr and Digg is from my Flickr album.
Wordpress and digg: Self-submitting and the auto-generation of headlines, descriptions and categories. Bricoleur/bricoleuse refers to a do-it-yourself model of using social media as a way to share resources by producing a bricolage of content, codes and connectivity with tools, methods and technologies usually created for another purpose.
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