A more fair, but still not fair, comparison, would be to look at the number of Twitter followers of the local newspapers to the local city magazine. This is still not fair because (unless I spend a few hours that I don’t have looking through ABC reports), most hometown newspapers have circulations that have to be several times the size of the local city magazine. I did spend a little time... earlier this week checking the Twitter feeds of a few city newspapers and their magazine counterparts. And not surprisingly, in five of the six randomly selected markets, the local newspapers topped out the local magazines. In all of these cases, the local newspaper is a much bigger organization than the city magazine. I suspect that Boston Magazine outpaces at least the Globe in part because the Globe seems to split it’s feeds into several different features and topics.
I love Pinterest because its like getting a whole bunch of magazines without adding clutter in my house and without the cost, she says. There are so many great ideas and recipes, and its all organized on the computer so I can access my favorites at anytime.
That is one of the potential shifts in social reading: Can I create value for other people by saying that I found this passage by Bruno LaTour striking — even if I never look at it again? That’s an amazing act of what I called “frozen sharing” in my last book. Being generous about things when you are offering it out to the public, without it being either in a specific time frame or for a specific target.
“You’re trying to really show people that the reporting that you spend the bulk of your time and money on is really unique, can’t be gotten anyplace else,” Moore told me. “We really want to promote the fact that we are spending an inordinate amount of time and effort trying to promote our local communities, and this demonstrates it better than any words can say.”
And this logic is what I think we should be truly concerned about, the ways that a right disappears not because of some crazy theory of “executive authority,” but simply because it is judged to be more economical to put a gloved hand in your anus than to build enough prisons to compartmentalize inmates by their appropriate juridical status.
Looking to know where things come from: that’s one kind of media literacy. Knowing the conversation among people youve chosen as your community is another kind of media literacy. It adds another layer of information.