Participating in online communities is not only growing easier, the results more positive. Kuro5hin is also more than a weblog. It’s been around for awhile and yet today I ended up giving it much closer attention as I considered voting on an MLP posting on the Nickel Exchange, was asked for other help with editing, etc.


Various links took me to SCOOP and you learn quickly about the collaborative media application behind Kuro5hin and other communities.


My journey started today looking for methods improve my MT posting and reporting options. I’ve had in mind the opportunity for a MT based community. Clearly plausible yet not self-organizing. When one compares Smart Mobs with Kuro5hin it becomes clear how obvious this is. I will be looking at Scoop further.


Kuro5hin.org is a community of people who like to think. This is a site for people who want to discuss the world they live in. It’s a site for people who are on the ground in the modern world, and who sometimes look around and wonder what they have wrought.


Scoop empowers participants to play a role in the newsmaking. This is not the only application however. My searching located Eric Hanson andShouldExist around ideas;as an idea exchange. Check out their description Eric’s list also proved to me how sharing can close and create new links… Some we don’t even know. While looking at his “people” section I found myself linked back to Seb’s Open Resesearch. who has a great blog going on knowledge sharing, communities and innovation.


Note:”ShouldExist.org is a non-profit website, founded on the belief that individuals are more successful when we work together through open standards, modularity and decentralized control.” His project list also includes others. Check it out.


Part of my interest in the first place was driven by the question posed to me. Should the NICKEL EXCHANGE story be posted? I’m going to watch over the next couple of days. We will be revisiting “Nickel Exchange” for I still believe the next frontier is in solving highly decentralised P2P transactions. Frankly… the nickel exchange looks premature, needs consumer friendly content, and a little more to give it legitimacy. I didn’t yet try to see if it works.


Then today Movielink launched. This is the site offered by the movie moguls to provide downloadable movies to American broadband connections. Incredibly slow to appear, you would almost think the site is down. Obviously checking out my system for compatibility. I’m waiting for it to be cracked, then Kazaa movies etc might take on a whole new meaning.


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