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Sharing is IMPORTANT: Views from Deanna Zandt and David Weinberger

In her terrific and inspiring new book, Share This: How You Will Change the World With Social Networking (Berrett-Koehler, 2010), media technologist Deanna Zandt describes and applauds the new information environment of widespread, prolific sharing of information. When we read a new story online, there’s usually a tool on the page that encourages us to… Continue reading Sharing is IMPORTANT: Views from Deanna Zandt and David Weinberger

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Reflections on a “Biblio-Social Experiment”

(cross-posted from phillynetsquared.org) On our last Net Tuesday (December 1), we held the Philly Net Tuesday Book UNclub at Robin’s Bookstore.  The idea was pretty straightforward… We would discuss books in Net Tuesday’s scope of interest: social networking/media, nonprofit technology and social change.  (That’s the “biblio” part.)  And we would use the style of an… Continue reading Reflections on a “Biblio-Social Experiment”

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Folks just want to share what they know

My wife is taking some classes at Beadfest, an annual gathering of people interested in making beaded jewelry. And it made me think of the Origami convention that a friend of mine goes to every year. (I’ve remarked on this convention before because of that event’s use of labels that attendees can wear, indicating either… Continue reading Folks just want to share what they know

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Impressions from N2Y4 (2 of 2: Other Net Tuesday Organizers)

I expect that N2Y4 (the 4th annual NetSquared conference) to be the only professional conference I’ll attend this year (except, perhaps, for stuff in the Philly area).  As a Net Tuesday organizer, NetSquared generously picked up the hotel and conference registration, but I had to buy the plane ticket out to California and some meals,… Continue reading Impressions from N2Y4 (2 of 2: Other Net Tuesday Organizers)

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Impressions from N2Y4 (1 of 2: Mobile Technology for Social Change)

I’ve just returned from N2Y4, the 4th annual NetSquared conference in San Jose, CA. The main focus this year was the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge, and the lion’s share of content was wrapped around that. Frankly, this was not especially appealing to me ahead of time. I’ve had a Blackberry for about a year now, and… Continue reading Impressions from N2Y4 (1 of 2: Mobile Technology for Social Change)

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The Internet Threat

In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, James Boyle devotes Chapter 4 to “the Internet Threat”, which is the way of thinking that “Big Media” (my term–not his–for publishers, music labels, movie studios…) use to justify continuing their grip on power. His explanation helped put things into context for me. The Internet… Continue reading The Internet Threat