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How to Turn a Fan into an Enemy in Under 140 Characters

Because I’m a media dork, I’ve listened to NPR’s On The Media since its debut. It’s the first podcast I…

On The Network Manifesto

I’m thinking about starting a podcast or something called “On The Network” to counter all the idiocy I hear in traditional media about the internet. If I did, here’s the beta version of the 10 guiding principles that would guide it.

All Media Is Social*

All media is social because human beings are social. The only difference is that it happens much, much, much faster now. We’ve sped up the refresh rate in our mediated conversations so much that the previous version looks like it’s not moving at all.

Yochai Benkler on Why Now’s Better

Yochai Benkler, when asked the usual asinine internet-as-echo-chamber question by Brooke Gladstone on this week’s On the Media, said this:…

Why Everything Sucks, Why That’s Awesome, and How It’s Changing Us

I think I’ve finally figured out why everything sucks. And it’s actually kind of awesome. I bought my first guitar…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I live in San Francisco and make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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