Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My Bookmarks and Annotations 05/05/2009

  • As part of a nationwide festival of tributes to the balladeer and songleader in 2005, The Nation published this Studs Terkel essay to mark Pete Seeger's 86th birthday.

    tags: Music

  • Pete Seeger sings Tom Paxton's song live on the "Tonight In Person" Show (1964).

    Here's some of the "best" lyrics:

    I learned that Washington never told a lie.
    I learned that soldiers seldom die.
    I learned that everybody's free.
    And that's what the teacher said to me.
    That's what I learned in school today.
    That's what I learned in school.

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

    tags: Music

  • Protagonize is an online community originally dedicated to the (nearly) lost art of the addventure (yes, that's spelled right), a very specific type of collaborative fiction. Recently, the site has been expanded to support the creation of linear stories, as well. We hope this will allow the site to attract a broader community of authors looking to create collaborative, interactive fiction.

    Linear stories are familiar to everyone, but you may be asking yourself: how exactly does an addventure work? Early forms of this on the web date back over a decade, when Snoot.com popularized a site called "Choose Your Own Schizophrenia", a collaborative fiction site popular in the mid-to-late '90s. Of course, this all dates back to the old Choose Your Own Adventure™ series that started back in 1979 and ran until 1998, published by Bantam Books. To quote the wondrous Wikipedia (and to save us writing something that's already been explained better by someone else):

    tags: writing, collaboration, web2.0, community, social, book, storytelling, design

  • Company Overview The Team Our Board and Advisors Partners News & Press Advertise Careers Contact Us Watch the Video
    The Web has changed, so we felt the need to change websites.

    Some call it Web 2.0, others call it the social web. We call it a change. Blogs, social networks, wiki's and other recent innovations have transformed the Web and how many of us use it.

    While these new innovations are clearly powerful, we don't believe that they've adequately empowered people within groups to come together and collectively make things happen. So we've made it our mission to introduce the Groupsite, a new kind of website.

    Groupsites embody the Web's evolution into a social/collaborative medium by bringing together the most useful features of traditional websites, discussion forums, listservs, blogs, collaboration software and social networks.

    With Groupsites, people from a wide range of professional and social groups within companies, communities, non-profits, families and more are now able to instantly and easily communicate, share, network. Best of all, basic Groupsites are FREE to create and can be setup to be public; completely private and secure; or somewhere in between.

    tags: web2.0, collaboration, social, group, community, tools, communication, socialsoftware

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