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Unspoken of Groups

This is from a thoughtful item by David Weinberger:

I have two premises today. The first is that groups are really, really important. I believe they’re what’s driven the public passion for the Net from the beginning. But I suspect I don’t have to talk you into seeing the value of groups.

Second, the Net is really bad at supporting groups. It’s great for letting groups form, but there are no services built-in for helping groups succeed. There’s no agreed-upon structure for representing groups. And if groups are so important, why can’t I even see what groups I’m in? I have no idea what they all are, much less can I manage my participation in them. Each of the groups I’m in is treated as separate from every other.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

I’ve been following my whims opportunistically today. Found this post from 2003. I like it just because it’s still relevant.

Groups are great. The net is messy.

I like this post most of all because the link still works!

✔ July 2021

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The Hot New Medium Is…

6.04: electrosphere [dead] The Hot New Medium Is … Email

By David S. Bennahum

“List publishing is not merely information delivered to your mailbox, it’s the devolution of mass media into the hands of everyday people. And it’s growing faster than the Web.”

I just found this again! One of my favourite Wired articles ever – still relevant and right.

2010:

found it: here

Also his blog.

And he’s on twitter