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Archive for September, 2008

Getting Social on npr.org

My recent rant about social media overload notwithstanding, out of loyalty to the mothership, I created an account on NPR’s new social media site. Please sign up and “friend me” as currently I have nada, nothing, zilch. All you public radio fans head right this way to register. And remember that’s Ken George. K-e-n G-e-o-r-g-e. (more…)

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Twitter shirt, originally uploaded by niallkennedy.

I considered a longer post about this today. Scanned it on the Greenline and muttered to myself as I mulled a response during a drizzly slog from Central Square to 890 Commonwealth Avenue. (more…)

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Treading Water

peter in the water-treading contest, originally uploaded by fatniu.

Increasingly I find myself flailing about in a sea of social media. Proliferating like forest mushrooms after a summer rain, social networks are, in my imagination, metastasizing into one vast Galactus-like entity gorging on precious time and focus. Web Two Point Oh! stuff seeps into the evening, consuming family time (there’s irony for ya). Exhausted from treading water, it’s all I can do to keep from being found floating face down in the morning. (more…)

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Friday was a day of wonder.

At eight o’clock that evening I witnessed the miracle that is modern space travel from a church parking lot crowded with grade schoolers, the International Space Station hundreds of miles overhead. We watched as the tin can with three occupants inside cut a west-to-east arc across the evening sky before disappearing into penumbral inkiness. (more…)

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Number Three

How Many Fingers?, originally uploaded by WBUR.

Whoa.

The brilliance at last night’s third social media gathering left heads throbbing here at the station. And coffee is not proving a salutary antidote. Any known cures for social media–induced hangovers? (more…)

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What do you want from me ?, originally uploaded by Wonderlane.

Our gray hairs (or lack thereof) and wrinkle lines document years spent parsing what you, dear listener/user, want to see, read, or experience on the website of your NPR News Station of choice. We are tired and weary, but obsessively determined to crack this nut. (more…)

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Collaboration

Collaborate, originally uploaded by Manzabar.

Inspired by Andy Carvin’s yeoman effort, as well as SoMe Election 08, I am in the mood for something adventurous. Specifically, how can 90.9 collaborate on some sort sort of crowd-sourced project? (more…)

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