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  1. Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt: “Gimlet’s Reply All” | Talks at Google

    Get behind the scenes insight into Gimlet’s Reply All podcast. It’s a show about the internet and trained rats, time travel, celebrity dogs, lovelorn phone scammers, angry flower children, workplace iguanas, and more. Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt join us to tell us all about how their beloved show gets made.

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    Event moderated by Jaime Green.

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  2. Closing Your Community Right

    Jessamyn West is a member of mlkshk, an online community that’s closing. She’s part of a community-led effort to build the next place where this group of people will get together. Best known for her work in the library space, she’s also an experienced online community practitioner, having spent 10 years on staff at MetaFilter, leaving as director of operations. Building on our

    recent discussions about

    the thoughtful way to close a community, we look at mlkshk as an example of a group that has done it right. Plus:

    The differences and similarities between dying and being banned from an online community Why it’s easy for community members to love new ideas, but hard to get them to commit to helping make them real The disconnect between wanting to be a moderator and actually being good at it

    Big Quotes

    “One of the things that happens with hobbyist communities, as opposed to giant corporate communities, is the person who’s running it has to kind of love being there as one of the primary things in their life.” -@jessamyn

    “I like to joke that I’ve created 20, 30, 40 online communities just by banning people, where they get mad and they say, ‘I’m going to create a new community.’ I’m like, ‘Okay. That’s fine. Create your own thing. That’s great. We just can’t do that thing here any longer, because it’s not what we’re about.’” -@patrickokeefe

    “For some people, I really do feel like the internet kind of flattens who we are to a certain extent. Not in a negative ‘the internet isn’t real’ way, but just in a ‘the internet can’t tell you certain things about people you interact with, and some of those things may matter’ way. It’s hard to say it without sounding really judgmental.” -@jessamyn

    “It’s so important for [some people] to not be judgmental about personality problems that you wind up with people who are borderline sociopaths, who are unmoderatable, just because people are like, ‘Well, that’s just how that person is.’ You’re like, ‘Well, how that person is, is that they harass female Wikipedians.’ You’ve got to make a choice, right? You just have to make a choice.” -@jessamyn

    “If you make a decision to leave [our community], that’s your choice, and maybe you’ll come back. You’re welcome, even as a non-member, to talk to us about the issue is. But for people within the community, they’re like, ‘The goal is that nobody leaves.’ To me, that’s like saying the goal is that nobody dies. Sure, that sounds like a good idea at some level, but realistically, if nobody died, there would be huge problems and, if nobody left the community, you would wind up with a stagnation that would be difficult in its own way, that the community is not supposed to be everything to everyone.” -@jessamyn

    About Jessamyn West Jessamyn West is a librarian and community technologist who writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine. She consults with small libraries and businesses in Central Vermont to help them use technology to solve problems and runs a regular drop-in time to help digitally divided people use technology. She is the author of Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide and is a frequent public speaker at library conferences throughout North America. She has a library newsletter and a blog. Related Links

    Jessamyn on Twitter Computers in Libraries magazine, which Jessamyn writes for Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide, Jessamyn’s book MetaFilter, an online community where Jessamyn was a member of staff for 10 years, resigning as director of operations TILT-Y MAIL, Jessamyn’s librarian-themed newsletter, Jessamyn’s blog David Lee King, digital services director at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, mutual friend of Jessamyn and Patrick

    Community Signal episode with David Lee King Nashua Public Library, one of Patrick’s libraries as a kid

    Community Signal episode about the IMDb message board closure with Timo Tolonen

    Community Signal episode with Gail Ann Williams mlkshk, an image sharing community Andre Torrez, application engineer at Slack and founder of mlkshk Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter, who works in editorial at Slack Amber Costley, design lead at Begin and founder of mlkshk

    “Beloved Image Sharing Site mlkshk Saunters Off Into the Sunset” by Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch, about mlkshk’s plans to close in 2014 Post from mlkshk’s blog about why they didn’t shut down in 2014 Discardia, a book by Dinah Sanders, that provides “a flexible, iterative method for cutting out distractions and focusing on more fulfilling activities” Josh Millard, who currently runs MetaFilter Paul Bausch, known as pb on MetaFilter, who previously served as the community’s sole developer and technical administrator Greasemonkey script that enables you to see, on MetaFilter, who has been marked as a librarian by Jessamyn Ask MetaFilter, the community’s question and answer section

    “mlkshk Shutting Down”, about the site’s forthcoming closure GitHub, a development platform where some current members of mlkshk are collaborating to build the next place they will hang out at

    “holdkris99’s Death Was a Hoax” by Josh Millard, about a MetaFilter user who faked their own suicide

    Community Signal episode with Matt Haughey, where we talked about the fake suicide

    “A Member of Your Online Community Lies About Committing Suicide: What Do You Do?” by Patrick, which

    Jessamyn left a comment on Wikipedia page for Godwin’s law LearnedLeague, the online trivia league that Jessamyn is a member of

    “Jeopardy! Contestant Who Died Before Show Aired Keeps Win Streak Going” by Keith Allen for CNN, about a former member of LearnedLeague LearnedLeague’s in memoriam page, created at Jessamyn’s suggestion Community Signal episode about managing a cancer community with the online community manager of Breast Cancer Network Australia’s online community Details about MetaFilter’s “brand new day” policy, which allows banned members to return ColdChef, a MetaFilter member who is a third-generation undertaker and funeral home manager Jessamyn’s consulting website Jessamyn’s personal blog


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    Your Thoughts If you have any thoughts on this episode that you’d like to share, please leave me a comment, send me an email or a tweet. If you enjoy the show, we would be grateful if you spread the word. Thank you for listening to Community Signal.


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  3. FW:THINKING – Looking Back on the Future Part One

    The podcast crew talks about some of their favorite predictions about the future, from evolving language to 20th century French postcards.

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  4. Another Round Episode 83: Incognegro (with Jordan Peele)

    This week, we chat with Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/comedian Jordan Peele about his directorial debut, “Get Out.” Spoiler alert! There are spoilers! But we try to give you a heads up before, and also, if you haven’t seen the movie already, what…

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  5. Chris Morris and Paul Garner - “Taxi-Bothering”

    Chris Morris talks Paul Garner into dressing up like a nerd, and bothering a taxi.


    Tagged with comedy

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  6. Bomb Plot in Portland, Think out Loud






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    The annual Christmas tree lighting in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square will likely never be quite the same after what happened this year. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-born, 19 year-old student from Oregon State University attempted to detonate what he believed was a vehicle bomb amidst the hundreds of spectators.

    Monday he’ll be in federal court facing charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

    Mohamud had been followed for over a year by FBI agents. During that time, according to court documents, he admitted his devotion to violent jihad and made plans to attack people “in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.” Agents say the crowd at Pioneer Courthouse Square was never in real danger this weekend — the bomb was a fake. He did not know that. According to Dwight Holton, the interim U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Mohamud is: 

    Someone who, over and over again, was given the opportunity, and frankly discouraged by the undercover officers, who repeatedly presented the consequences of what he wanted to do, and yet he insisted this was exactly what he wanted to do, and pressed forward.

    The Somali community is reacting with strong condemation of any violence.  In a press release today they said:

    We call on all Somali-American community leaders to take the Somali youth issue very seriously. This and other recent incidents across the country should be a wake-up call for all of us to pay greater attention to our young people. We are asking Somali-American leaders as well as the federal, state, and municipal governments to work together to save our at-risk youth.

    Meanwhile in Corvallis the Muslim community, including the Imam at the mosque Mohamud attended, are reacting with shock. (Later in the weekend there was a fire at this mosque. Arson is suspected.)

    Were you at the tree-lighting on Friday? What’s your reaction to this event?


    April Baer: reporter, OPB News

    Chris Lehman: Salem correspondent for the Northwest News Network and Capitol Currents blogger

    Omar Mohamed: president of the Oregon State University Muslim Student Association

    Kayse Jama: founder of the Center for Intercultural Organizing

    Tom Hastings: director of Peace and Nonviolence Studies at Portland State University



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    Trump’s Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma’s ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family Leave

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    More OPB

    Oregon House Approves Bill That Would Fund OSU-Cascades Expansion

    Landslides Close Portland Roads, Cause Commute Problems

    Oregon Mulls Joining National Popular Vote Movement

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  7. Somali Communities , Think out Loud

    Think Out Loud

    Somali Communities


    Julie Sabatier


    OPB |

    Dec. 3, 2010 9 a.m.

    | Updated: April 2, 2015 6:18 a.m.

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  8. Cargoland 5

    Forty percent of everything that the United States imports — car parts, bananas, lumber, jet engines, grain, shoes, phones, sofas, and so much of what fills the aisles of Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot — comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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  9. Cargoland 4

    Forty percent of everything that the United States imports — car parts, bananas, lumber, jet engines, grain, shoes, phones, sofas, and so much of what fills the aisles of Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot — comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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  10. Cargoland 3

    Forty percent of everything that the United States imports — car parts, bananas, lumber, jet engines, grain, shoes, phones, sofas, and so much of what fills the aisles of Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot — comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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