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GOOD Magazine Retools As A Social Network For The Civic Self
“We are moving GOOD from a media company to a global community of pragmatic idealists,” Goldhirsh says. GOOD’s problem was that its audience didn’t need to be told what was good by editorial experts. The readers were the experts.

GOOD learned its lesson at the events it hosted. “People weren’t coming to engage with the staff of GOOD…They were coming to engage with the people who share the values of GOOD.” So the new site is a place for them to hang out & collaborate. The staff are there to support and amplify the audience’s efforts.

The site has been designed as a forum…

The GOOD staff takes the pulse of its community & bumps up worthy material to the For All Of Us section. It’s organized into topical sections, currently education, design, business & living. Much of this is sourced from the community, but original GOOD material also shows up here.

And since GOOD is ultimately about spurring its members to action, the third section is a sidebar called Together Let's…"
socialnetworks  socialaction  bengoldhirsh  communitymanagement  facilitating  facilitators  mediacompany  openstudioproject  glvo  lcproject  doing  actionminded  action  goodmagazine  jonmitchell  2012  community  activism 
september 2012 by robertogreco
GOOD magazine lays off most of its editorial staffers | Poynter.
GOOD appears to be exploring a community-based publishing system with a public beta site described as “a platform for 21st century citizenship” that includes aggregation (GOOD Finder) and a tool for mobilizing locally (GOOD Maker).
journalism  good  goodmagazine  googfinder  goodmaker  community  community-basedpublishing  publishing  crowdsourcing  aggregation  aggregator  via:litherland 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Project: Create a Local's Guide to Your City - Cities - GOOD
"Your guide has to fit on a standard page. Upload your submission here. We’ll accept submissions through Sunday, July 3. Afterwards we will post a collection of our favorite submissions and ask you, the GOOD community, to vote. The winning entry will be announced on GOOD.is, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner."
local  goodmagazine  good  classideas  cities 
june 2011 by robertogreco
GOOD: The New Orleans Issue
"“Since Katrina.” You’ll be reading those words a lot in this issue. But they aren’t meant to inspire pity or a sense of mourning. Instead, they should serve as a reminder of the rebirth that New Orleans has experienced in the five years since the storm.

Out of unimaginable tragedy, New Orleanians — with characteristic tenacity — found opportunity. A truly impressive group of people, businesses, and organizations has been hard at work rebuilding, respecting, and preserving history and tradition while taking advantage of the possibility and freedom afforded by working in a city starting over.

This issue is a salute to all the people — long-time residents and recent transplants — who have worked tirelessly to remake New Orleans and preserve the magic of this enduring icon of a city. With the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill just reaching shore, their road to recovery just got longer. But if the past five years are any indication, the city will always rise again."
neworleans  katrina  2010  good  goodmagazine  nola 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Walking in L.A.: An Introduction - Walking in L.A. - GOOD
"Everyone thinks they know L.A., even if they've never been west of St. Louis. Nobody walks in L.A., right? There's that Missing Persons song, or that line from Steve Martin's L.A. Story: "...it's not like New York, where you can meet someone walking down the street. In L.A. you practically have to hit someone with your car. In fact, I know girls who speed just to meet cops."
losangeles  walking  biking  bikes  safety  cities  goodmagazine  transportation  publictransit  traffic  cars 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Hurry Up and Wait - The Slow Issue - GOOD
"“The slow movement imagines itself to belong by rights to the cultural layer”—a slow-moving layer of society—“but it’s still in the layer of fashionable activism,” he says. “An earthquake is rapid and shocking, it seems, but the underlying forces are geologically slow. So it’s actually our perception of pacing that’s odd, not pacing itself.”"
design  futurism  brucesterling  goodmagazine  slowness  culture  slow  estherdyson  johnmaeda  julianbleecker  jamaiscascio  alexanderrose  creativity  environment  trends  ideas  2010  future 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Gelatobaby » de LaB—>Thank you!
"About de Lab

(that’s: design east of La Brea)

A semi-regular gathering of Los Angeles design professionals living, working, and experimenting east of La Brea.

Each month we feature a designer in the context of their “lab,” whether it’s their own studio, workshop, or factory; or inside the restaurant, bar, or house they designed; or at a store, gallery or show that features their work. If the place we gather doesn’t happen to serve drinks or food, we bring our own or end the night at a place around the corner that does."

[via: http://www.dwell.com/daily/blog/35831214.html ]
events  losangeles  architecture  art  design  fashion  glvo  goodmagazine 
december 2008 by robertogreco
GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - Train in Vain
"Europe and Asia have figured it out, so why is the American rail system still so unspeakably awful? GOOD hops aboard a transcontinental train to find out."
rail  trains  us  transportation  goodmagazine  amtrak  travel  energy  infrastructure  environment  peakoil  policy  politics  economics  masstransit  transit  transport 
july 2008 by robertogreco
GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - Project 011: Promote Your Hometown
"Tell us about your favorite local spot, or better yet, take us on a video tour of it. The most illuminating tour guide will be rewarded with two domestic plane tickets anywhere JetBlue flies."
classideas  local  travel  tourism  video  marketing  goodmagazine 
june 2008 by robertogreco
GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - Project 010 [see also: http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Projects/]
"For our first nine projects, we’ve pretty much handed you a set of instructions. So this time around, we’d like to put you in charge. The parameters are simple: Send us an idea for a good Project. All that’s required is a description of how it woul
classideas  change  activism  ideas  goodmagazine  community  environment  culture  society  social  crowdsourcing  creativity  opensource 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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