Slashdot Developers Story | Independent Programmers' No-Win Scenario
Discussion of the costs and benefits (and legal hassles) of self employment. Some say that the deck is stacked against independent workers, others say it's no big deal.
Labels: cartel self-employment
How To Start An Ignite Event | Ignite Show Video
An interesting sort of grass-roots event. It's focused on techies, but might be applicable to activists. Get a group of speakers -- each with a 20 slide slideshow (powerpoint), each slide being on a 20 second timer. Get an audience and have a ball.
Labels: organizing media
Chatroulette Tallies Grins, Frowns for Obama | The Atlantic Wire
I'm looking for new tools for grass-roots organizing and outreach. I think Google's Wave
This chat-roulette looks intriguing too. It establishes video-chat with random strangers. The above article examines its usefulness as a polling platform. Another article
says that most people are looking for interesting conversation. Well, anarchists are nothing if not interesting.
This could be a good way for activists to spread their message, and get feedback from people who wouldn't normally find their blogs.
It may also provide good practice in keeping your cool during a heated conversation.