Chris Mooney’s June 27 Washington Post editorial If scientists want to educate the public, they should start by listening provides a short course on the complexities of a major problems facing the United States: willful scientific ignorance.
Despite its failing as a collaboration tool, though, email still has great value for communication, as Chaney points out. In my own case, email provides not only a tool for two way interaction, it also serves as a type of “glue” that makes it easier for me to interact with the various online groups I belong to.
Why do we use media?
What got me thinking about this was a recent post by Robert Scoble about the “real-time web.” Scoble’s focus was on the technical standards and processes that are evolving to support the use of the web for instantaneous two way communication.
I thought I had heard just about everything to know about the famous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater, but the March 25 episode of Radio Lab convinced me otherwise.
Dave Fleet makes some level-headed comments on emergency use of social media in How Do You Define ‘Media’ In A Crisis? He discusses what the relationship should be between traditional media and social media in a crisis or disaster situation.
Nathan Eagle’s The Mobile Web is NOT helping the Developing World… and what we can do about it provides food for thought for those who believe that web access in developing countries — generally thought to be a good thing — will happen automatically.
Professional networking guru Scott Allen left a thoughtful comment on my blog post Network Unto Others As You Would Have Others Network Unto You a couple of days ago. He noted that people don’t share the same personal and professional networking priorities.
I’ve been reading documents from a page of links relevant to emergency planning for schools that is maintained by the Texas A&M University’s Integrative Center for Homeland Security. According to the Center’s blog, the list was started in response to the Virginia Tech shooting.
I’m looking for information on the implications of using social media and social networking systems as part of the “mix” of communication tools that are relevant in an emergency.
Ana Caraveli in the Journal of Association Leadership has published a lengthy and thoughtful article titled Building the Future on Member Value: Codevelopment as a Key to Customer Relationships in the 21st Century.
Thanks to a note provided by Sam Huleatt I attended a luncheon session last week in Washington DC titled “Leveraging Social Networks for Progressive Organizing.” I got an earful about how social networks are being used by nonprofits, election campaigns, and social action groups.