I am not going to mention the low grade irony of blogs like Emerging Media Audiences: The Culture of Connectedness not having any way to comment exept via email. Blogs "about the intersection of tech-enabled social networking and emerging media audiences" should be more open ended and condusive to critical dialog. I am however going to mention apophesis (the artful mention of something by it's negation or denial), and the fact that said blog has it all wrong. I don't have a problem with sifter blogs. Look how many of them I link to. Perhaps
the fallacy of inclusion and deep and sincere sarcasm without apology is too much for some people. I detect a whiff of sadness and an as yet unrealized vendetta against I know not what.
Kim;"a social networking"? try "a social network" the gerund form of [to] "social network" is an unecessary coinage that makes your message unclear. Kind of like the way you view my position on "Sifters".
Oberdicta gets me.
Bill Brown fully comprehends concepts and ideas that are presented to him in an unusual manner.
Grow A Brain knows me better than I know myself.
It's not that hard, people.
UPDATE ON THE UPDATES; RAVE UNTO THE JOY FANTASTIC
Emerging Media Audiences: The Culture of Connectedness responds to the above thusly: "Bloghorrea: I rap my knuckles over your post here:"-
"UPDATE (Nov. 26): Bloghorrea takes me to task for the following post. My only defense: As a sifter, sloppiness in 'getting it' within a few seconds on a Web page and always typing perfectly spelled words seems to come with the behavior. At least in my case. And why haven't I turned on comments yet? Two words: Lazy & cogitating. Lazy in trying to maintain time-control of this blog around my other work. Cogitating is that I have a concept for a slightly different use of Comments that I'm knocking around."
Whuttt th' fuuuukkk? Is she ESL? I don't get the "rap my knuckles" bit . Is it supposed to be some kind of admonishment? I wish this blog came with a red pencil on a string so I could correct the use of tenses, conjunctions, prepositions, etc., as needed.
The content's not bad, but you'd never know it by reading the copy.
Everyone I know who has tried to get tricky with comments has failed miserably.
There are two things you can do with/about comments-turn them on, or turn them off. Invite them or deny them. You can't make people follow a new paradigm when it comes to putting in their 2 cents. I'm just sayin.........
"Sifting puts me in the mind of mining for gold. Which seems to fit the link bloggers work. Sifting through countless sites and links to find the occasional gem to share with the world."