I want Social to be a community of weird ass creative people from everywhere that all have a stake in creating the best online spot that we can.
Not because we want to impress some VC and not because we want to be a trendy online whatever.
Rather because we want to see what happens when a bunch of smart, interesting, creative people put our brains together and build things that serve to push the culture forward.
And have a straight ball while we do it.
Because we can.
@vanderZwan I doubt a piece from 2003 talking about community from a myopic internet perspective has any insights I haven’t heard before.
I don't know your background. I just know that Shirky "got" social media before the term existed, and the rest of the world is still catching up to stuff he figured out by the late nineties. I was offering it as an interesting article.
Also, calling an article myopic before you even read it is highly ironic, and if you assume that you can't learn anything from something just because is fifteen years old then good luck.
You're going to need it with that attitude.
@vanderZwan The key phrase here is you don't know my background. That bit of info is pretty important if your intent is to impart something of value.
It is your assumption that I haven't read it. That's the second time you've attempted to assert something based on pure ignorance.
You can get pissy all you want. It does not change the fact you're speaking from a place of ignorance.
I would advise you to ask questions before speaking based on nothing but your assumptions.
Enjoy your night.
Social is the primary social media platform for the forth coming fourth version of Play Vicious, a new initiative built to bring attention to the plethora of creative acts that don't get the shine they deserve.
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