Archive | April, 2012

User generated local media

Back in the day, the old way to create a “multimedia” site was to hire copy writers, photographers and web designers to build a visually interesting property. Now anybody can curate visual content, and use new media tools like Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and Chill.com to build their own local publications. For example, on Pinterest, cities like Centennial, Colorado can be celebrated […]

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Community Generated Acts of Kindness

“Smart mobs”, the title of Howard Rheingold’s 2002 tome, is a term first used to describe group activity coordinated by real time communication technologies; in 2002, it was cell phones. Fast forward a decade and smart mobs have evolved into powerful societal infrastructures that use cell phones, cell cameras, Twitter and Facebook to overthrow North African governments and occupy […]

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