[Imc-london] Re imc FOR or ABOUT london?
euan2000 at onetel.com
euan2000 at onetel.com
Wed Sep 21 15:32:33 PDT 2005
sounds v.good to me.
can it be done?
Quoting Sean <sean at pagAnarchy.net>:
> ionnek wrote:
>> Sean's idea, if i understand it correctly, would be a different way of
>> classifying postings, a clearer definition of all the topics and
>> regions. I imagine ALL the postings in one big pot (the viewallposts,
>> if you want). Each posting would be assigned one (or several?) "tags".
>> For example, a noborder protest in London with a Soundsystem from
>> Sheffield could be tagged as a migration and a culture topic, and a
>> London and Sheffield regional topic. Or did I misunderstand you?
>> So the argument here would be that the London newswire is not a
>> newswire FOR London, but a newswire ABOUT London. Sean - did I get you
>> right? (not sure...) And the change would be to come up with clear
>> definitions for each topic and each region?
> Yeah something like that... I was thinking about methods of making news
> articles more accessible to a geographically dispersed population.
> Currently people are posting their articles on many different wires
> trying to spread their message.
> Wouldn't it be nice if there was clever global aggregation going on
> whereby a user could somehow find all "sound system" or "asylum seeker"
> articles and features much more easily because they were aggregated.
> There could also be a more intelligent taxonomy-surfable news portal.
> This would mean the london site would be about London yes, but with "all
> uk" and "global" and "queer" and "climate" and "black bloc" just a click
> or 2 away regardless of geography... i'm imagining someone saying "hey
> what's happening in the world of treesits" and being able to find out
> very easily...
> i'm thinking pretty big i guess. i'm sure the geek is possible but i'm
> not sure the collaboration could be worked out...
> This is not a proposal. I'm just thinking out loud.
>> I am happy that we keep arguing sincerely for and against the various
>> concepts, clarifying them, with a view to develop the one that suits
>> us best.
> Yeah, I also like a lot of discussion on these topics. I like hearing
> other people's ideas on how we can maximise the effectiveness of
> indymedia on a global scale...
> ps - my flatmate also thinks this uber-taxonomy would be wikkid...
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