Comments: "Google Bombing for Alaa", revisited, and on-line activism analysis

Seth: This piece gave me 2 referrals in 20 hours-- gosh, it ain't like the old days. Maybe some of your readers have started reading me directly. Maybe it's just not that important as pure-media studies.. Dan Gillmor's blurb was good for 30 referrals over the last five days, when previous links from him gave me 100's.

I suppose it's just quite long and doesn't fit into any common narrative. And I don't even know who the gatekeepers of activism strategy are.

Posted by Jon Garfunkel at June 5, 2006 09:18 PM

jon, IMHO, yeah, you gotta do more legwork these days.

I get asked all the time to blog about XYZ. You know what? I created a community site using Drupal exactly so I wouldn't have to do all the work. Coming to my site and breaking it down for my audience is a huge help. You (or Seth, for that matter), would immediately go to the front page as contributors. No need to even ask. But I honestly can't blog about everything that people send my way, even if it's something as dear to my heart as your stuff or Seth. It's just not humanly possible.

My audience is starving for more tech stuff : netactivism, neutrality issues, censorware. I need desperately people to write for us there. So ... ahem ... take a hint and come on over to culturekitchen and start cross-posting away. the feminist and progressive blogospheres will surely appreciate it.


Posted by liza at June 7, 2006 01:44 AM