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Tag Archives: community management

Opinions of People and Reputation in Information Flows

Out on a walk last weekend with Stephanie and Liz, I was reminded of some thoughts I had about the open airing of criticism. The topic’s surfaced again for me in a different but related context — Will Pate shared an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about the role of harsh criticism in […]

Musings and reading on collaborative rationality in urban planning and civic projects

This is an extremely long post mashing together Beth Simone Noveck’s chapter on collaborative democracy with Judith Innes and David Booher’s recent book on collaborative rationality in planning called “Planning with Complexity,” mixed liberally with my own thoughts on community management in open source software. A lot of hand-waving, block quotes, and thinking out-loud.

Forking BarCamp Vancouver

This is going to be the first of two posts I’ll have with my recent thoughts on BarCamp, unconferences and the fascination I have for watching this movement unfold. The slight hubbub on Twitter yesterday was Joe Bowser’s post announcing BazCamp, an “anti-“BarCamp of sorts. His announcement came with some strongly-worded critiques. I’ll draw your […]