Digital Music and subculture: Sharing files and sharing styles
“What might emerge here then is some form of ‘enclosed public’ of individuals sharing music and chat. It would not be ‘public’ in the conventional sense of the term, bringing with it social responsibility and consequences, but it may be ‘public’ in the sense that members of an online sharing group create the meaning and purpose of their community. Emergent self–organizing online music communities might be tentatively described as subculturally–driven ‘ad hocracies.’” (First Monday)
ePolitics 2004: A Study of the Presidential Campaign on the Internet
“At a time when the Internet has become the primary source of election news for a growing number of Americans, political news web sites have clearly evolved but have also taken some steps backward, according to a new study of coverage of the presidential primary season online.”
“...major Internet news sites make less use of interactivity, contain less original reporting, have fewer links to external sites, and offer fewer chances to see and hear directly from the candidates on their election front pages than they did four years ago, according to the study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which did a similar study in 2000.” (Journalism.org)
’Watchblogs’ Put the Political Press Under the Microscope
“Bloggers mount an ‘adopt a journalist’ campaign to track election coverage. Along with CJR’s nonpartisan Campaign Desk, the effort puts some of the nation’s top political reporters under intense public scrutiny."(ojr.org)
Also see: Jay Rosen’s Why I Love the Adopt-a-Reporter Scheme. Why I Dread It.
The Microsoft killers: “Open source software has come of age, and open source working methods are spreading beyond computers.” Particularly good sections of this piece: “Commons-based peer production” and “Benefits, motives and public goods”.
Also see: Slashdot discussion