Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Over at the newly-discovered Designing for Civil Society blog, some interesting discussion on academics studying community technology. David Wilcox proposes that current academic thinking is based too much around the technology being used being adopted by a "community", and that perhaps more of a real-world, bottom-up, personalised approach is needed. I'm now thinking about genericising the network tools that we should be using so that the systems that arise emerge from the networks already in place, rather than attempting to influence the latter via the former. Also see comment for a distinction between the network and the users, and on why "standardised" CMS's are pants. ;)

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