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Blogs, Twitter in today’s T-S

political-bloggingTwo separate articles in today’s Times-Standard spotlight the online communication culture that is graduating into official corners.

The first article, New cyber tools reshape mechanisms of democracy, analyzes the use of blogs and Twitter by elected officials.  Arcata City Councilwoman Alex Stillman twitters, as does former Arcata Mayor Connie StewartTrinidad City Councilman Mike Morgan has a blog.

Oddly, however, the T-S fails to note the urls for such sites.

The second article recounts how a recent article in the T-S inspired the artist bloggers of Lost Coast Daily Painters to paint the Lupin flowering in the Bald Hills.

If you’ve been in Humboldt County for five minutes you know there are some talented and prolific artists who live here.  Lost Coast Daily Painters offers the chance to see fresh art and to buy (or bid on) it.

  1. sohumborn
    June 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Oh Heraldo,
    You have given me one more way to love us.

  2. June 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Does that mean we can find you on Twitter?

  3. June 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Maybe corporate media is right, all the bloggers do is steal news from “Verified” (see: “Propaganda-Outlets”) sources. You guy’s sure seem to suck off the TS for your daily fodder. Grab a notebook find your own interesting news for once.

  4. June 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Oh Moviedad, go suck a lemon. This blog announced Alex Stillman’s Twitter account long before the T-S. Go find a real complaint.

  5. Tom Sebourn
    June 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I mean the AP charges over 9-hundred dollars for a small market. It goes way up as the metro population goes up.

  6. Tom Sebourn
    June 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Movie Dad, you’re on to something. I think that if it is attributed, and allowed, it is a good thing.
    None of the news is at any one source so the more a story gets out there, the more likely someone will see it. The AP will sue your ass off and charge you $2.50 a word if they catch you lifting their news.
    They have even gone after their paying members. I remember recently a radio station (not local) got sued by AP for running an Associated Press ticker on their web site. Broadcast doesn’t include internet according to the AP.
    The more they do this, the more media outlets drop their service. (They charge over 9-hundred dollars a month for a single radio station). There are fewer and fewer investigative reporters employed. Some of the best ones left are bloggers, but they can’t possibly cover everything. It’s like there is a design to get rid of real reporters and dumb down the country.
    I wonder who’s behind it? Look at the top 5 media outlets and their owners. The only ones in this country that really try to cover everything are the AP and their best days are behind us.
    Bloggers need to be networked and share as much as possible in my opinion.

  7. June 9, 2009 at 8:14 am

    How completely irresponsible! Do you realize how hard it is to get your cheeks un-stuck after ‘lemon-sucking’? A garden hose will do the trick though.
    Seriously though…
    I do think the blogs are truly the new “Citizen Journalism” of the future. But to hide behind anonymity, and then pompously deride, correct or support, others you deem worthy, is just….well, bullshit.
    Your blog-Your rules. Whatever. But even a propaganda rag like the TS, does their own work, mostly. AP not withstanding. Thanks Tom S.
    The FCC has us all in their sites, and we are headed for complete commercial control of the internet. All we have to go by is past events. TV was in its day, the “People to People Connection” The inventor of the Kine-scope broadcast camera, envisioned people broadcasting from their own garages. Then? all frequencies usable for TV, were taken over and sold to Westinghouse, NBC and others. Cigarette companies paid the start-up costs.
    That was then, now, many actions are being used to take power away from independents, libel suits, copyright infringements, licensing regulations. “Posting ID” requirements. Now the major media of this country is meeting to decide what they want, before they order the FCC to act. It is coming. Give an example, if you can. of individual citizens having a voice equal to Big-Business? If so, how long did it last?
    So I am not, at all, against citizen journalism, but I am accountable for anything I write. you, on the other hand, can spout any BS you like, take pot-shots at whoever, and you want to pretend you are just as legitimate as any other writer. Nope, sorry, even Citizen-Journalism falls apart under anonymity.

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