t byfield on Tue, 8 Jul 2003 18:52:05 +0200 (CEST)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

<nettime> apres mois, the bleluge

clay shirky, alpha male of the 'social software' set, drops a 
blomb on bloggers everywhere -- come fall, AOL will unleash its 
own blogging tool on the blogosphere:

     < http://www.corante.com/many/20030701.shtml#43037 >

discreetly overlooking the requisite 'i was there when' bit, he
does have one half-decent line: 

     I was there during the "AOL offers usenet access" days 
     in the early 90s, and that was like watching someone 
     turn the lights on at a baseball stadium. 

actually, it was more like watching someone turn on stadium lights 
at a good party. either way, it'll be fun to watch the blattalions
of bloggarts and bloghards reenact the great siege of usenet.

"Therefore, all this chatter about sociality and community is partly
inherited hypocrisy and partly studied perfidy."       --kierkegaard

#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: majordomo@bbs.thing.net and "info nettime-l" in the msg body
#  archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nettime@bbs.thing.net