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Archive for June, 2007

Yelp Combines User Content, Social Networks

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007 writes about social networking sites like Yelp, Going, and I’m In Like With You which combine the Meetup concept with user-generated content to produce sticky sites that will hold on to members.
The piece says in part:

It’s not clear whether any of the current upstart social-networking sites have stumbled upon the “secret formula.” But if [...]

Lasica Developing Citizen Media Toolkit

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

E-Media Tidbits’ Amy Gahran provides an overview of JD Lasica’s plan to develop an easy-to-use set of tools for citizen media practitioners. He’ll be doing so with the help of a $15,000 Knight News Challenge grant at his blog.

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Sorgatz: Big Media Needs to Act Small

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Rex Sorgatz, who started MNspeak, a Minnesota community website, sold it and moved on to, says in a Minnesota Monitor interview:

This might sound contrary to how we usually formulate “community” — as a collection of diverse voices. But every community needs some common ground, some guidelines that subliminally frame how conversation works. For better [...]

July Launch for Huffington, Rosen’s

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

The Huffington Post and Jay Rosen will be launching their site in mid July. Here is the information from the sign-up page:

Come fall, campaign junkies will have yet another way to get their political news, one that will rely largely on ordinary citizens, not political reporters or media pundits. Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington [...]

Black Hawk Down Was Edited by Entire World

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Mark Bowen, author of Black Hawk Down, which first appeared as an interactive web site at the Philadelphia Inquirer, writes:

In the case of Black Hawk Down, apart from all the multimedia razzle-dazzle, it opened up a global dialogue with readers, including men who had fought in the battle. They corrected my mistakes, pointed me to [...]