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Re: [xmca] Re: [Mind Culture Activity] Andy Blunden changed the group description

http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ ( one effort of  UK  national universities
effort to go across institutions)
there's hosts of list which you can search, join etc. You can see just how
much variety there is in focussed 'groupings',  they even map the
geographic density of users of the lists overall globally and provide an
illustrated graphic. But this is email-based, so even though they provide
file-sharing in conjunction to the list serving, it's not the same
environment as the kind of blog/picture posting functions that makes
social-networking applications attractive. It starts in academia and people
come to them through academic activity in the main - or maybe professional
group communities who are relating with academics etc

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Martin Packer <packer@duq.edu> wrote:

> Well, Christine, the author argues that what Facebook will do - is already
> doing - is make life "intolerable"!
> Martin
> On Feb 5, 2012, at 7:38 AM, Christine Schweighart wrote:
> > Facebook has potential for opening to people who do not know about xmca
>  ,
> > just through the topic of the group -through curiosity.  Perhaps this
> > article might be interesting to read to think about what Facebook might
> > 'do' that  the listserve wouldn't?
> >
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/the-death-of-the-cyberflaneur.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
> > Christine.
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