Tag Archive for Drumbeat

10 Days til MOZFEST!

I’m volunteering at the Mozilla Festival in London on November 4th to the 6th. I’m pretty excited about it. I had a lot of fun last year, learned a lot of interesting tidbits, and met some wonderful, awesome, fantastic, strange people. We brainstormed. We talked. We made some neat things, had some unique conversations, and developed connections that led to… Read more →

Friendly Tips for Keeping your Contributors

One thing that I constantly hear colleagues in the Open Web community talking about is the lack of participation on the part of the user. They talk about losing participation rather quickly. Open projects are constantly trying to get people involved, but how are they doing it? They usually have a webpage and people from the project tweet and retweet… Read more →

Newsle Pitch

The 2 Minute Pitch The Problem Newsle addresses the problem that people aren’t very curious about what’s going on in the world. They’re curious about what’s going on in their world and how something affects them. The solution is a web-based platform that allows the organization and categorization of news to be crowd sourced and social. The Solution Imagine a… Read more →

Feedback Session

Last night I had a Feedback session with my fellow MozNewsLabbers. It was fantastic. They pointed out both the problems that I was already aware of (too much functionality, need for focus) and added some new ones (“Yeah, that won’t work on a mobile device.” Thanks Ted!) I maintain that these ideas are in flux and allow myself the space… Read more →