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"If urban history can be applied to virtual space and the evolution of the Web, the unruly and twisted message boards are Jane Jacobs. They were built for people, and without much regard to profit. How else do you get crowds of not especially lucrative demographics like flashlight buffs (candlepowerforums.com), feminists (bust.com) and jazz aficionados (forums.allaboutjazz.com)? By contrast, the Web 2.0 juggernauts like Facebook and YouTube are driven by metrics and supported by ads and data mining. They’re networks, and super-fast — but not communities, which are inefficient, emotive and comfortable. Facebook — with its clean lines and social expressways — is Robert Moses par excellence.”

Best internet metaphor ever

The Old Internet Neighborhoods by Virginia Heffernan, Sunday 10th July, NYTimes.

"If urban history can be applied to virtual space and the evolution of the Web, the unruly and twisted message boards are Jane Jacobs. They were built for people, and without much regard to profit. How else do you get crowds of not especially lucrative demographics like flashlight buffs (candlepowerforums.com), feminists (bust.com) and jazz aficionados (forums.allaboutjazz.com)? By contrast, the Web 2.0 juggernauts like Facebook and YouTube are driven by metrics and supported by ads and data mining. They’re networks, and super-fast — but not communities, which are inefficient, emotive and comfortable. Facebook — with its clean lines and social expressways — is Robert Moses par excellence.”

Best internet metaphor ever

The Old Internet Neighborhoods by Virginia Heffernan, Sunday 10th July, NYTimes.

  1. ejyuk reblogged this from hautepop
  2. digitalurbanisms reblogged this from hautepop and added:
    What a beautiful metaphor — Robert Moses= facebook, Jane Jacobs = BBS! The...theorist geek...
  3. treatyoselfartie reblogged this from screwrocknroll and added:
    Geocities literally used to have “neighborhoods” where people could put sites based on their topics.
  4. screwrocknroll reblogged this from tomewing and added:
    Agreed. Nice article, and it should be no surprise to discover I enjoy a good city metaphor. On that: Jane Jacobs wrote...
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  8. tomewing reblogged this from hautepop and added:
    I am too ignant to get the metaphor but I liked this article. I was writing a training module today and threw in a slide...
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