The newest episode of the podcast features the same crew of jessamyn (first post-MeFi show!), me, and cortex recapping the funding efforts, and then all the best bits from the MeFi universe that runs a total of 1hr 40min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jun 4, 2014 -
Wanted to let people know that while I'll continue to be hanging around here like I've always been, I'll be taking a (small) job at the Internet Archive being the support person and the user/tech liaison for Open Library
. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on May 20, 2014 -
Taking their lead from jessamyn
, Apple has included a warrant canary
in their transparency report
"Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us."
jessamyn created the warrant canary
in response to the USA Patriot Act, which permits warrantless searches of library records
and prohibits the library from making the existence of these searches known. It does not explicitly prohibit the library from stating that it has not
received any secret search warrants.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first use of a warrant canary by a big, high-profile organization. Nice work, jessamyn!
posted by workerant
on Nov 6, 2013 -
If favorites are bookmarks, and I'm not saying that they are, it would be nice to be able to search them by username. [more inside]
posted by maryr
on Apr 11, 2013 -
Today is one of the great Metafilter holidays. Happy Jessamyn Day, everyone! Especially to Jessamyn!
posted by zizzle
on Sep 5, 2011 -
Facebook has an open position for a Questions Community Manager
. The text itself is pretty fascinating with superlatives like"anything you can dream up", "thousands of moderators" and "the full resources of Facebook at your disposal". I obviously thought about AskMe and Jessamyn, and she agreed it was an interesting Meta post.
Knowing that communities start from the ground up, I am especially interested in thoughts about how such a gigantic operation can be handled, if it can at all. [more inside]
posted by bru
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson
about Geoff Manaugh
’s blog post
on a photographer named Shaun O’Boyle
. I really liked the photographs, and sometimes my job allows me to develop a book. So I did. Kind of about that link. I asked Geoff Manaugh to write the intro
to the book, and he said yes, and then he surprisingly cited
an unrelated Metafilter comment
in the essay he submitted. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Oct 13, 2010 -
What were the mods like (on Metafilter) before they were mods? Please point me to notable posts by Jessamyn, Cortex, et al from when they were just some schmo on MeFi like you or me. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Jul 15, 2009 -
We're going to be experimenting with some gentle scaling back of Metafilter's scope and services. [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Apr 1, 2009 -
Jessamyn will be in Denver tomorrow and I suggested a meetup. She would prefer something near Marriott Denver Tech Center. Any suggestions for a place?
posted by lukemeister
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Woo woo! Jessamyn is in the NYTimes
Jessamyn West, 38, an editor of “Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out” a book that promotes social responsibility in librarianship, and the librarian behind the Web site librarian.net (its tagline is “putting the rarin’ back in librarian since 1999”) agreed that many new librarians are attracted to what they call the “Library 2.0” phenomenon. “It’s become a techie profession,” she said.
In a typical day, Ms. West might send instant and e-mail messages to patrons, many of who do their research online rather than in the library. She might also check Twitter, MySpace and other social networking sites, post to her various blogs and keep current through MetaFilter and RSS feeds. Some librarians also create Wikis or podcasts.
A Hipper Crowd of Shushers
posted by gen
on Jul 6, 2007 -