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Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web | Technology | The Guardian
"The Iranian blogosphere was a diverse crowd – from exiled authors and journalists, female diarists, and technology experts, to local journalists, politicians, clerics, and war veterans . But you can never have too much diversity. I encouraged conservatives inside Iran to join and share their thoughts. I had left the country in late 2000 to experience living in the west, and was scared that I was missing all the rapidly emerging trends at home. But reading Iranian blogs in Toronto was the closest experience I could have to sitting in a shared taxi in Tehran and listening to collective conversations between the talkative driver and random passengers.

There’s a story in the Qur’an that I thought about a lot during my first eight months in solitary confinement. In it, a group of persecuted Christians find refuge in a cave. They, and a dog they have with them, fall into a deep sleep and wake up under the impression that they have taken a nap: in fact, it’s 300 years later. One version of the story tells of how one of them goes out to buy food – and I can only imagine how hungry they must have been after 300 years – and discovers that his money is obsolete now, a museum item. That’s when he realises how long they have been absent.

The hyperlink was my currency six years ago. It represented the open, interconnected spirit of the world wide web – a vision that started with its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee. The hyperlink was a way to abandon centralisation – all the links, lines and hierarchies – and replace them with something more distributed, a system of nodes and networks. Since I got out of jail, though, I’ve realised how much the hyperlink has been devalued, almost made obsolete."

[another version here: https://medium.com/matter/the-web-we-have-to-save-2eb1fe15a426#.b1yqu3o1k ]

[via: http://snarkmarket.com/2015/8272 ]
facebook  internet  socialmedia  twitter  web  blogging  blogosphere  instagram  hosseinderakhshan  2015  qur'an  change 
february 2016 by robertogreco
The evolving blogosphere: An empire gives way | The Economist
"People are not tiring of the chance to publish and communicate on the internet easily and at almost no cost. Experimentation has brought innovations, such as comment threads, and the ability to mix thoughts, pictures and links in a stream, with the most recent on top. Yet Facebook, Twitter and the like have broken the blogs’ monopoly. Even newer entrants such as Tumblr have offered sharp new competition, in particular for handling personal observations and quick exchanges. Facebook, despite its recent privacy missteps, offers better controls to keep the personal private. Twitter limits all communication to 140 characters and works nicely on a mobile phone."
2010  blogging  blogosphere  blogs  facebook  twitter  trends  socialmedia  internet  web  online  tumblr 
july 2010 by robertogreco
We're turning comments off for a bit -- Engadget
"we know you like to have your fun, voice your opinions, & argue over your favorite gear, but over the past few days the tone in comments has really gotten out of hand. What is normally a charged -- but fun -- environment for our users & editors has become mean, ugly, pointless, & frankly threatening in some situations... & that's just not acceptable. Some of you out there in the world of anonymous grandstanding have gotten the impression that you run the place, but that's simply not the case. Luckily, our commenting community makes up only a small percentage of our readership (& the bad eggs an even smaller part of that number), so while they may be loud, they don't speak for most people who come to Engadget looking for tech news. Regardless, we're going to crank things down for a little bit to let everyone just cool off, and we'll switch them back on when we feel like we've shaken some of the trolls & spammers loose from the branches (AKA swing the banhammer in our downtime)."

[via: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/02/02/engadget-comments ]
engadget  trolling  blogosphere  community  humor  commenting  anonymity  technology  media  news  socialmedia 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Just Don't Look
"The "just don't look" strategy works for more than advertising...it's effective in any situation where someone or something runs on attention. On the web attention comes in the form of links and pageviews so "just don't look" translates roughly into "just don't link or read". If you don't like who's on the cover of Wired, just don't look. If no one talks about her, she'll go away. Think media gossip sites are ruining the web? Don't read them. Leggy blonde conservative got your knickers in a knot? Just don't look. Commenters ruining the internet? Moderate your comments or close them up. If some Web 2.0 blowhard says something stupid, just don't look. Hate blonde socialites? Just. Don't. Look."
commenting  attention  kottke  advice  comments  criticism  blogosphere  internet  politics  marketing  culture  online  web  psychology  media  communication  activism  truth  advertising  trolls  thesimpsons 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Tuttle SVC: Is "No Comment" the Best We Can Do?
"I'm not saying this means I'll love everything Obama does in education, but for the past few years we've only been hearing about how awesome "no excuses" reform is and how we just need to crack down and TEACH HARDER. It has been a long time since a President has praised progressive schools. We need to embrace this moment and use it." follow-up post: http://www.tuttlesvc.org/2009/02/which-side-are-you-wait-do-we-have-side.html
tomhoffman  barackobama  schools  education  public  policy  reform  change  blogosphere  edubloggers 
february 2009 by robertogreco
notes on rhetoric
"In negotiating the so-called 'blogosphere' you will need to be aware of certain obligatory rhetorical tools with which to rebut opponents. The following are a few I have noted at random, and can be used in comments boxes or when critiquing a publication:"

[alt: http://notesonrhetoric.blogspot.com/2005/03/notes-on-rhetoric.html ]
via:grahamje  blogging  blogosphere  humor  language  writing  words  philosophy  discourse  reasoning  argument  rhetoric  blogs  culture  commenting  logic 
october 2008 by robertogreco
A Whole Lotta Nothing – Becoming an old (blogging) man
"I have a feeling that if you’ve only seen blogs in the past five years (which is probably 95+% of people reading blogs today) you consider comments to be de rigueur and they are entirely divorced from the original concept of a conversation between the reader and the author of the original post. It’s not an intimate conversation, it’s just another content management feature available to you on the web."
blogs  history  psychology  media  community  blogging  blogosphere  conversation  comments  web  etiquette 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Baby’s First Internet - The Morning News
"Not sure how to explain the internet to your young ones? Presenting a series of nursery rhymes to teach children how to comport themselves on the online."
netiquette  internet  humor  comics  culture  parody  blogosphere  blogging  flickr  children  classideas  etiquette  commentary  criticism  satire  kids  online  web  via:russelldavies 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Just Don't Look (kottke.org) - ""The "just don't look" strategy works for more than advertising...it's effective in any situation where someone or something runs on attention...
"...Commenters ruining the internet? Moderate your comments or close them up. If some Web 2.0 blowhard says something stupid, just don't look. Hate blonde socialites? Just. Don't. Look."
advertising  blogosphere  communication  kottke  marketing  media  attention  commenting  comments  advice  online  internet 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Reputation Parent - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library
"A person participating in a social structure expects to develop a reputation and hopes for insight into the reputations of others, but each designed model of participation and reputation embodies its own set of biases and incentive structures. Balancing
patterns  reputation  yahoo  community  design  ux  social  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  abuse  blogosphere  collectiveintelligence  commenting  interaction  networking  trust  society  ratings  ranking  identity 
june 2008 by robertogreco
J.K. Rowling Commencement : Harvard Magazine - "Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not...
"...and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared."
jkrowling  failure  risk  empathy  blogosphere  human  innovation  gamechanging  invention  inspiration  education  learning  activism  success  poverty  harvard  harrypotter  philosophy  classics  society  relationships  psychology  wisdom  imagination  creativity  identity  life  motivation  commencementspeeches  commencementaddresses 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Transcript and video of JK Rowling's Harvard commencement address, The... (kottke.org)
"Imagination as Rowling perceives it is essential in telling other people's stories and is sorely missing in the media today. And the blogosphere can almost be defined by its lack of empathy."
kottke  imagination  jkrowling  empathy  blogosphere  human  innovation  gamechanging  invention  commencementspeeches  commencementaddresses 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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