Microposts

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-05-16

  • @jmoriarty IMO, community has nothing to do with content, and everything to do with relationships – connections with people. #
  • @jmoriarty Once you have enough connections/community built, serendipity happens, and again, IMO, that’s what makes "community" worthwhile. #
  • @jmoriarty In other words, content (and other useful stuff) comes after community is built. Make it playful and interesting, they will come. #
  • @billpearson @mediumtall Crucial point – you (we) are cool. Intel, as an entity, is not. We can’t let that torpedo us, Big challenge. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Eating a Froot Loop donut from Voodoo Doughnuts – thanks for bringing them, @mediumtall! See, you’re cool! πŸ˜‰ #
  • Just told the ISN community managers to read @doctorow’s "Down and Out", to learn about reputation economies. http://craphound.com/down/ #
  • Also plugged @missrogue’s upcoming book, The Whuffie Factor, which I haven’t even read yet. :-) #
  • @missrogue Put something in your foreword that says "Go to craphound.com/down, read that book, then come back and read this one." :-) #
  • What is YOUR definition of community? We’re kicking this around now. We pretty much agree that it’s a collection of connected people. #
  • What if the litmus test of "is this a community" is "serendipity happens". Collective creativity. Spontaneous growth. People who care. #
  • @KevinDJones Good point. Maybe it shouldn’t be called the homeless "community". @spinnerin – I love that "people who create together". Thx! #
  • @gwalter Did you just describe "community" or a political office? πŸ˜‰ #
  • @DivaDanese Yeah, I almost hesitate to use "serendipity", because its so easy to abuse/spin what that actually means. We need a new lexicon. #
  • @kellyrfeller re: why would people come without compelling content – good question. What compelling content is there on Facebook? Twitter? #
  • @gwalter No, I was just giving you a hard time. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Thought: Community is NOT a competition sport. You don’t have to crush other communities under your heels to have a successful community. #
  • @selenamarie Agree. Competitiveness and creative tension are good. But you don’t have to say "my community can beat up your community." πŸ˜‰ #
  • @kellyrfeller We’re having a very interesting discussion right now (@jmoriarty is leading) about the role of a "community manager." #
  • I’ve never argued that a community can/should not have content. But to me, conversation is content, not some magically produced "thing". #
  • @sumwan By content I’m talking about articles, whitepapers, and other stuff produced in a more "formal" process than, say, blog comments. #
  • Back from lunch with @billpearson, @jmoriarty, @ajaymm, @artigupta, and @stevejpitzel. Plus I got a much needed haircut. Ahh! :-) #
  • @marshallk Bwuh? Wired bought ArsTechnica? Holy crap! @ejacqui, @clint, @kenfisher, et al, can any of you comment? #
  • @drjonboyg Here’s the TechCrunch story on Wired buying Ars: http://tinyurl.com/3vtrpl #
  • @mellowynk I just started a thread about it in The Lounge: http://tinyurl.com/5w624n #
  • @mellowynk Yeah, my first thought was "oh, no. They’re going to ruin the forum community…" :-( #
  • @mellowynk I can’t WAIT to get a nice animated dancing baby avatar for Ars! w00t! πŸ˜‰ #
  • My initial take on the Wired Buys Ars thing: http://tinyurl.com/5y4ly8 #
  • I hope all the writers and staff at Ars get a nice fat cut of whatever Wired paid. They totally deserve it. :-) #
  • Want to see what the Twittersphere is saying about Wired buying Ars? Use Summize. Really active conversations: http://tinyurl.com/3v6up9 #
  • @skyler I doubt there’s much "caring" involved. More likely $$ signs. Ars was starting to make some serious money. Ripe to be snapped up! #
  • @skyler That’s interesting. I always run into Arsians in the strangest places. There are WAY more of them than we’ll ever know, I suspect. #
  • @jschultz Yeah, I can’t find a real functional difference between Summize and TweetScan. But I started using S when TS broke the other day. #
  • @bethgo No, I’ve added your friend code, but from what I’ve read, there are LONG delays in people showing up as friends. Blame Nintendo! πŸ˜‰ #
  • I just hung a reminder of Intel Software Network’s solemn responsibility in my cube: http://tinyurl.com/3rlasf #
  • You know, for all the crap I give mediatemple for downtime and outages, when they’re up, they’re pretty danged fast. #
  • Tonight, @rachelbancroft’s off to book club with her girlfriends, and the kids are at babysitting group. Guess where I’m going? Iron Man! :) #
  • Huge wreck at Corn. Pass and TV Hwy. Intersection is closed. Yay. #
  • Loved Iron Man. Did not love the 5yo kid behind me who *ran around* and made rocket noises, pretending to fly the whole time. :-( #
  • And I’ve discovered that my iPhone has a dead band about 1/3 down the screen, where touch stopped working. :-( Theres important stuff there. #
  • Like the "Update" button on m.twitter.com. #
  • I doubt Apple will repair/replace my iPhone, so close to the 3G launch. Maybe I can hang on and live with it until then. :-( #
  • Problem is, @rachelbancroft dinged her iPhone, and the volume button is jammed. Was going to give her my iPhone when I buy a 3G. Crap… #
  • @ravenzachary dead touch spots? Were you out of warranty? Guess its worth a Genius Bar trip. Or maybe I’ll call 800-My-iPhone. Thanks! :-) #
  • @sumwan no worries. How was Narnia? I’ll see it at some point. Maybe after I see Iron Man a couple more times. πŸ˜‰ #
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