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A community guidelines FAQ

by Mathew on October 30, 2009

As anyone who has commented on a Globe and Mail story probably knows, we have a policy on what kinds of comments are appropriate and which ones are removed, but I confess that we haven't always done a great job of communicating that policy clearly and consistently to our readers -- in part because our…
Since I became the first "communities editor" for The Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto almost a year ago, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what makes for a good community - a healthy community - and what makes for a bad one. I've looked at every newspaper I can think of and…
The always excellent Jason Kottke has a post up that got me thinking about the "broken windows" theory and how it applies to online communities. The theory -- articulated in this piece from The Atlantic in 1982 -- states that crime and bad behaviour of various kinds tends to proliferate where there are obvious signs…

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Journalism, data and community

by Mathew on November 28, 2008 · 2 comments

I apologize in advance -- this post is really just some links that I came across that have to do with the media, the "data-fication" of journalism, and community. Maybe when I have more time I will try to find the connections that pull these things together, but until then I will just present them…

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At some point during a long night of Twitter responses to the U.S. election, Ze Frank posted a simple message saying that he was looking for people to post where and what they were doing when Obama was elected president. "Gimme snippets of your night," he said. And about 130 people did just that, some…

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