[IMC-US] IMC-US Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2
vincenteirene at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 14:32:24 PST 2007
the health of the IMC is not easily guaged by combing thru the
websites and gathering data.
many times you can have a great IMC website but only one person is
doing all the work. it would be impossible to tell from gleaning
content from IMC websites age-ism, that folk older than 22 and 10
minutes have been systematically vibed out, that a spiritual
perspective is censored because of good old lefty religious bigotry,
i think another way to answer this health questions is with a question...
in what ways our IMC's reaching out to the community and drawing new
journalist, web designers, videographers, web radio people, print
folk, ect. into the IMC?
how is new content being deveopled, how is some form of conflict
revolution being applied to internal strife?
thru interviews about the above, and other inquiries from different
IMC, you might, might, catch the pulse, health of the various IMC's...
just some thoughts...
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> Hi all,
> Here's an interesting notion-- while much debate rages, on imc-alternatives and elsewhere-- about the future of Indymedia, I thought it might be interesting to try to quantify the website health of US based IMC collectives.
> Using the following metrics, a team could go together though the us imc websites and gather data to answer following questions. Then, the numbers could be tweaked-- either weighted via a percentage or curved based on overall rank. This info could then be shared with the broader IMC community.
> I know that "defining" health would obviously be the most difficult part of this task, as it always is in this kind of research. The items below are only a very preliminary stab at a metric. Obviously, a healthy web collective will: make features; get input (in the form of newswire posts) from its local community, and moderate (in some form, even if is only to hide gibberish and porn) the newswire (because the question of newswire moderation is so fraught with disagreement, my idea would be to count the bare-minimum of moderation and nothing more).
> If I were to weight these, I'd weight contributions from local community as #1, followed by moderation and features as a tied #2.
> what do people think about this notion? And how would people add to / change the metrics?
> NYC IMC
> Mapping the Health of US Based IMCs
> # of features posted over 6 mos
> # of local newswire items posted in the past 3 months
> # of ?spam posts? (unhidden) in 2 weeks (spam defined as: pornography; gibberish / nonsense posts; posts that say ?test?)
> Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta.
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