Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Interesting reads

* Anthony Arnove: Four Years Later...and Counting

* Geert Lovink: Blog Theory interview

"The Third World is not a reality but an ideology."
---Hannah Arendt

"I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings."
---Margaret Mead


michael the tubthumper said...

i really liked this in the arnove one

"as long as you remain focused on sins of omission, not commission."

Flimsy Sanity said...

Excellent articles and excellent blog also. Not even counting the dead in Iraq - you can't say we didn't learn anything in Vietnam.

pissed off patricia said...

Flimsy sanity makes a good point. We're doing the same crimes but covering it up a wee better

Jake said...

During the article about blogging they talk about indymedia as a social network rather that a news site. The author was intrigued by the idea of it being an open social network. Well there is an open social networker called People Aggregator. I was thinking about starting a network up in the People Aggregator called something like The New Left Network or something like that. This sounds like an interesting idea right? It could allow communities to organize in groups and massive discussions could be had anywhere in the network.

Anyways, thought I would tell you about my idea.

Keir said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. Jake, thanks for the invite to the people aggregator thing. The new ZNet will be unveiled soon and I think you will find it very well suited to the task you have in mind.