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Re: <nettime> possible nettime model
geert lovink on Tue, 19 Aug 2003 05:55:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> possible nettime model

One solution would be a seperate announcement list. Fibreculture, the
Australian network of new media researchers and artists, has its own
announcement list. It works quite well. On the main list, which is still
open, there are around 750 subscribers. The announcement list is closed (in
order to really focus that channel) and moderated once a day and has around
520 subscribers. It's interesting to see how many people actually appreciate
such announcements. I agree here with what Andreas Broeckmann wrote earlier.
Announcements concerning festivals, publications and projects give a network
the substance it needs. They are a necessary nuisance. Otherwise things
might drift into completely Platonic spheres. Online dialogues need to be
framed. If not, sooner or later people will ask themselves: why all this
debate? And why debate only? Is there perhaps something special about having
an argument? Why is hitting the reply button and writing something back seen
as the epiphany of online communication?

Ciao, Geert

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