[Imc-uk-process] the destruction of imc uk?
euan at aktivix.org
euan at aktivix.org
Sat Dec 11 02:22:51 PST 2010
I totally disagree, I think the move to the aggregator would
re-invigorate the network, both for people using the site and those
maintaining it, I think it is high time we overhaul the site and move
it into the present day, quote from an article on bbc site on social
media, which everyone is agreeing has played a big part in the student
demos "But Indymedia has been eclipsed by the rise of the mobile smart
phone and a plethora of tools like Flickr, blogs and social
I believe there is a consensus to move to the aggregator, I was there
at the London network meeting when the consensus was reached!
And I believe the aggregator is a superior product, and allows for
some very very exciting and useful developments to be implemented in
the future too.
At the London network meeting there was real excitement for the
aggregator when it was shown to us, and that excitement to work
together on such a project is exactly what will bring the network
together and build relationships between local collectives and infuse
the network with a fresh outlook and energy.
Quoting anarchobabe at fempages.org:
> just to say that i think a move from the current mir site to the new
> aggregator would destroy imc uk as we now know it as on the basis that
> there would be no collective editorial nor technical nor political nor
> social collaboration between collectives and individual imc volunteers
> necessary anymore. I believe this is the underlying cause for the rapid and
> drastic split of imc uk into two groups.
> I believe at this moment, right now, there is no consensus for moving the
> url indymedia.org.uk to the aggregator on http://all.indymedia.org.uk/ on
> the basis that at the moment the aggregator is not a superior product to
> the mir site, both sites are also editorially totally different from each
> other and there is a totally different user experience on both sites,
> therefore I believe there is also a massive change in the target audience.
> In my opinion, in the current political situation, it is still necessary
> and best for the activists in Britain to have imc uk run in a way that
> includes an open publishing newswire and collaborative edited and
> self-written prominently positioned features pulling all the reports of
> separate actions from all over together. For this I believe the continuity
> of the user experience on the same URL is necessary.
> cheerio Ulla
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