Saturday, November 15, 2008
The www.cfif.org URL is dead, and the blast email carries a price tag. This alone reduces credibility, for me. Where is there an intelligent discussion of this Fairness Doctrine?
Friday, November 14, 2008
"We've been reminded lately that blogging was born out of the last recession in 2001 - 2002, and that during tough economic times creative voices look to powerful, cost-effective ways to connect and communicate with the world around them."
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is one of my favorites, and I wanted to share it. Somehow, it just tickled me years ago, and still does. I bombed the LSAT in 1968 after a full sleepless night of revelry. I couldn't get serious about it then, and can't now.
It's interesting to me how the learned professions have come under fire these past few generations. Whether they ceded their status or had it taken from them would make for an interesting discussion. Could it merely be a function of supply exceeding demand, of too many people thinking they should be something they're really not suited to be, or don't actually want to be?
How many are attracted to the bar for the same reasons they are motivated to take karate classes, like self-defense and the concomitant powers to intimidate and inflict?
Keith McSpurren here. President of CoveritLive. Three short pieces of information for you about our software.
Record Day for CoveritLive
When we had the idea for CoveritLive back in early 2007, I circled November 4, 2008 on my calendar. By election day in the United States, I figured if we had built something of use to people, we would know it by then. We also knew that it would be the biggest test of our ability to provide a scalable, reliable solution for our users. Thanks to thousands of our users CoveritLive was used in 30 countries around the world that day to serve up close to 3,000,000 pageviews between November 4-5 (the 'Replay' readership the day after the election made it the second biggest day in our history). Special thanks to our many users at Gannett, Tribune, Huffington Post, The Times in London and Le Soir in Belgium.
Our friends at Mashable wrote about this idea a few months ago and I've felt guilty about not delivering on it until now. A number of you are avid Twitter users so I know you'll be excited when I tell you it is now possible to integrate up to 12 Twitter feeds into your CoveritLive event. Just type in the Twitter accounts you want to autopublish and every minute, CoveritLive will go get any new Tweets and publish them directly into your Viewer Window with a little 't' logo so your readers know it was a Tweet. As for more integration? We think this was the most important one, so we'll wait a little to see how it works out.
CoveritLive Turns One
It's always awkward when you have to tell people it's your birthday. But ours is November 15. We're growing, but we've got a long way to go. Given how far we've come in the first twelve months, I'm looking forward to seeing what CoveritLive looks like at the end of 2009.
As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday, November 09, 2008
At the link is a collection that is largely new to me, of Parrish and a few of his contemporaries. Enjoy.
Friday, November 07, 2008
What I do when I don't have time to blog this stuff
I send it to you :)
Jill Miller Zimon
Newsweek's The Ruckus
BlogHer Contributing Editor
The Moderate Voice
Writes Like She Talks
See or listen to
Jill on CNN, BBC, WCPN, Third Rail Radio
Thursday, November 06, 2008
- Branding Stories: Art, Advocacy and Global Networks
- Date: Thurs Nov 6, 2008
- Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Live Video Broadcast and Chat Conversation 6:00PM - 7:00PM (EST)
- Location: Insivia, 1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 105, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
- Ph: 216.373.1080 Map
- Register: Upcoming.org
- Join our online web space Midtown Brews
- Donation: $5.00 (or whatever you think is proper, or whatever is possible) and your favorite beverage
- The visual arts are a powerful tool of communication.
- Join us to learn more about art and advocacy with Pat Fallon, Painter and Printmaker, Professor and Chair, Art Department, and students from Ursuline College. Learn best practices to tell your story.
- Participate in a round table discussion. Understand how branding sociopolitical stories strengthen transparency, engage humanity and accelerate prosperity in communities and nations.
- Moderator: Gloria Ferris, Meet The Bloggers, www.meetthebloggers.net
- And You...Everyone is welcome. Share your experience.
- Listen to this conversation with Pat and Ursuline students to learn more.
- Learn from civic leaders defining economic development priorities for Northeast Ohio:
- Carolyn Jack, Co-Director of Geniocity, talks about the value of creativity and innovation to civilization. Read the story. Watch the interview on You Tube.
- Questions? Contact: Betsey Merkel, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), 4415 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Ph: 216-246-2447
Here's an excerpt from a post-election post by Anil Dash, from SixApart/TypePad/Movable Type.
Now that the election is over, we're sincerely hoping that politicians across the political spectrum, and citizens of any stripe, will demand that these social publishing tools be used for a lot more than just raising funds online or getting out the vote. We firmly believe that our platforms, used intelligently and in combination with the many other services and networks on the web, can be powerful tools for better governance.
Blogging, especially when combined with a social publishing platform that bridges multiple social networks, is far too powerful a medium to be dragged onto the national stage once every four years. If, as has so often been stated, this is a "change election" here in the United States, then we hope that one change we'll see, not just at the national level but at a state and local level, is our government making better use of the web.
Given the long tradition of bloggers leading the conversation around politics, policy and government, we hope to play a part in encouraging government to make the same leap into the social web that so many of us have made in our personal and professional lives
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
We adopted a new name at our last meeting--Brooklyn Centre Naturalists
Our next meeting will be-- Saturday, November 8th at the CPL-Brooklyn Branch, 3706 Mapledale from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. At this meeting we will outline goals, action steps and a time line for our projects.
Thanks to Sharon Martyn our application for pre-certification is on it way. We should have an answer-j ust in time for our December meeting scheduled for December 13-same time and same place.
Other news-We have a blog. http://act3.typepad.com/brooklyn_centre_national_/ Still under construction. There is a calendar of events on the sidebar- one of the things still under construction.
Note that there are details for the Southwest Citizens Area Council's fundraiser November 8th at Brown's Lanes from 7 p.m. to ? Please support this fine group of people.
As always we hope to see you:
November 8th, Saturday
Cleveland Public Library-Brooklyn Branch
3706 Mapledale Avenue
Anyway, I'm trying to get the video onto this blog, so here's another attempt: