Stalled roll out of OMN

How to move on with alt/grassroots media producers linking to each other? Currently the shamelessly do not do this, even though they have repeatedly stated they do over the last 5 years. 1) Keep private messaging them on steps they can take, this works to an extent, as asked them to add...

Fashernisat

I have been talking about the fashernisatas for the last few years, its an idea/group that I have been struggling to work with my whole time in the alt/grassroots. So what is a #fahernista?   A group of individuals who value/push there own individual advancement over the needs of the...

One more step OMN

The OMN will allow you to find good quality alt\grassroots content. It’s a way of getting distribution outside Facebook and Twitter to push-up the use of the open web. It's a stupidly simple social project using existing basic web technologies. The OMN is an open network so we call each of...

Stupid individualism and the possibility of an alternative

Stupid individualism and the visionOntv templates. Our templates for video journalism are designed to radically simplify and empower normal people to make coherent video news pieces using the tools they largely already have. They are successful at this if people fallow the template's –...

A first step to reboot alt/grassroots media

A first step to reboot alt/grassroots media land an update on were we are on the OMN (open media network) linking project. * The is a node/site up http://omn.openworlds.info:8080/ * This currently has 10 embeds https://github.com/tomspost/OMN/wiki on sites as a soft roll out ...

The left - Stop the rot and start the composting.

Its not the people we should be angry at for the current Brixet/Trump mess, it is the small/tiny number of people who pushed neo-liberal polices through for the last 30 years, probably a few thousand.   The people rebelled, yes, they could have rebelled to the left or the right,...

Looking at the tech and organising of UK alt/grassroots media

How meany sites link to anuther alt/grassroots media sits. from this list of 38 UK sites only 2 link to anuther site. Many people find it hard to understand the underlining understandings that push projects based on flow and linking such as OMN and openweb. Here is a short list...

Building a alt/grassrots media network

The OMN rollout is a 10 step process Rollout a single node to link alt media and share content to 100 sites. More More More Rollout full social taging flows and start the offline backup, start to move away from...

FAQ - why use open websites

We need to get activist to actually use alternative net infrastructure. FAQ Q. Its to complex to use this geek software. A. So was Facebook when it started, almost nobody understood what twitter was for for ages – all new experiences are hard. Its actually ONLY a question...

History of the visionOntv project

The original project was offlinetv and was a online network to setup screenings to bring people together and cross fertilize different radical campaigning groups. I was pushing it as “open” rebooting of the failing undercurrents video activism project. Before this I had been making a...

How to do ethical aggregation and news flow displays

The is an issue of fast flowing (lower quality) news sites dominating over slower flowing (quality) sites on short 5/10 story sidebars on the #OMN To get round this the are a number of options: We only show one item (the latest) from each feed in embed RSS feed flows. This will...

What is the Open Media Network?

It's about human co-operation working with machine aggregation tools. It's a stupidly simple social project using largly existing basic web technologies. - RSS in and out via tag (with de-duping and field-matching). This is it for the technical side of the project. Then...

Power Politics of the "undead left"

I have found memories of fighting the Power Politics of the "undead left" during the London Social Forum many years ago - lots of knotted strings of organic garlic around the top "taking the power table" to highlight the uncomfortable "undead left´s" grasping for power. Then the ad...

The OMN is up for limited roll out

The Open Media Network is coming on, tech is largely working and hosted http://buff.ly/2kRowCl need text made into an outreach doc. Working # OMN sidebar/section on this site http://buff.ly/2knMng8 scroll down to see it on the side and try the links its a news data flow  

In Praise of Idleness …another candle lighted

In Praise of Idleness … another candle lighted.   Hitchhiking – Culture, philosophy and Life By Hamish Campbell 1999 Sociology Department Edinburgh University Acknowledgements I would like to thank the people who helped with this...

Rebooting Alt/Grassroots Media

The OMN Beta is a subset of the full open project. Its a just the linking part. A first step to the data soup and open per2per network. A single node will facilitate existing alt/grassroots media projects to link to each other. This will hopefully, partly overcome the...

Power polatics and the race/gender card

Deal with issues, allowing them to be pushed under the carpet has a cost. The are real issues round gender/race politics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics Then the is a the sad and bad playing of the race/gender "card" that is sometimes used when real issues become...

The OMN an easy project for everyone

The OMN an easy project for everyone Producer groups have to put in minimal effort only puting a linking sidebar on their site and providing a RSS feed into the network. These can be: * Tag based content list “you might be interested in this” * Tag based site link list “blog...

Trust and Media Flows

Am thinking trust needs to be brought back into media. We have been trained like Pavlov dogs to push out stuff on the #dotcons as articles catch our fleeting interest. The are so many agendas pushing news - who is pushing it becomes as important as whats in it. We need to hold back...

Alt-geek culture is broken - indymedia

An introduction to a "unspoken" problem. Everything is "pointless" in till you do something "that is not", if we keep repeating the pointless stuff were/when is the "that is not" going to happen?   An example of the geek problem can be found in the flowing and fading of radical...
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