Does that make Woody Guthrie an honorary MeFite? February 24, 2009 5:41 PM   Subscribe

Smithsonian Folkways pops by the blue to say hello...

...and respond to comments posted in a thread started by miko. Always cool to see the subject of a thread (or a representative thereof) turn up in it.

All together now, MeFites:

This site is your site, this site is my site,
From the green of AskMe, to the grey of MeTa,
From the blue of MeFi, to Jobs/Projects/Music,
This site was made for you and me!
posted by roombythelake to MetaFilter-Related at 5:41 PM (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Smithsonian Folkways pops by the blue to say hello...

Surely you mean MeFi's Own Smithsonian Folkways.
posted by dersins at 5:49 PM on February 24, 2009

That was mine, you fuckin' thief!
posted by gman at 5:58 PM on February 24, 2009

Wouldn't Woody be a charter member, if there were any such hierarchy here? Computers disable fascists, but guitars, well, you know. MetaFolkways?
posted by emhutchinson at 6:02 PM on February 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

Ban him for self-linking.

posted by CRM114 at 6:29 PM on February 24, 2009

posted by Pronoiac at 7:08 PM on February 24, 2009 [2 favorites]

My dream is for Joe Bussard to show up here one day.
posted by The White Hat at 7:26 PM on February 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

(Self-linking is fine in comments, isn't it? It's just a no-no in FPPs and AskMes, I thought...)
posted by mykescipark at 7:50 PM on February 24, 2009

For me, this is a big thrill.

I really love what the Smithsonian is doing right now with social media. The staff seems to have been enabled to get out there and represent, have a personality, and connect with constituent communities - something a lot of museums -- history institutions, in particular, are still kind of fearful of. I love the Smithsonian Twitter feed and that's how I found the podcasts, which I didn't know existed (even though, as I learned inthread, they've been around a while). Anyway, it's great to see the staff making contributions to MeFi, adding context and information and being part of the conversation. Yay.
posted by Miko at 7:51 PM on February 24, 2009

Ooh, I would have missed this if it hadn't hit MeTa. Downloading....
posted by painquale at 8:00 PM on February 24, 2009

mykescipark - It was a not-entirely-accurate reference to Guthrie's guitar: this machine kills fascists. Self-linking in posts is bannable, in comments it's usually okay if it's relevant.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:26 PM on February 24, 2009

I was aware of the Guthrie reference; I was referring more to CRM114.
posted by mykescipark at 11:19 PM on February 24, 2009

posted by Pronoiac at 12:03 AM on February 25, 2009

just want to shout out to smithsonian folkways! & thank the guy for dropping by the blue. those folks do some amazing & wonderful & important work. it's an honor to even visit the same url as a folkways dude.
posted by msconduct at 10:02 AM on February 25, 2009

Thanks for the kind words...

I saw the original thread using google alerts (my daily dose of "Folkways" hits from news sites and blogs). I'm new to MetaFilter, but I'm loving it.

David Horgan
Smithsonian Folkways
posted by horgand at 3:57 PM on February 25, 2009

Welcome, hope you stick around. I can only imagine the cool stuff you might link to...
posted by Miko at 5:52 PM on February 25, 2009

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