we_magazine rocked the web yesterday!

I am still overwhelmed by the response of the launch of our we_magazine.

Thanks to all our authors who spread the idea throughout the Web and thanks to all those who read about us and continued to report on it! I had about one hundred mails to answer: congratulations, invitations and ideas how to proceed. Thanks for all this positive input!

In my function as the editor I only received one harsh critique regarding Sugata Mitra’s article “Hiring Indians – The we of working together”. The critic himself – being Indian – felt very much insulted by Sugata’s description of Indians and appealed to my responsibility as the editor not to publish such phrases. We are working on this to find a solution which hopefully will cover all needs.

So for me, and I think I can speak for the whole we_team, it was a great day yesterday. It really showed us how the web is working and what immense energy can be released if people become a “WE”.

We are really looking forward what will come next!

For those wh haven’t been on the website yet, here is the line-up for the first we_edition:

Ten Futures (Stephen Downes)
WE Care – Corporate Social Responsibility (Line Hadsbjerg)
The world is talking. WE is listening! Global Voices Online (Ethan Zuckerman)
You don’t have to ask WE for permission – Creative Commons (Joichi Ito)
WE – The Media (Dan Gillmor)
From Youtube To WEtube (blogpost by Henry Jenkins)
WE are hiring Indians (Sugata Mitra)
Playing for Change (Jeff Cobb)
The Fast Learnung Organization – Enterprise 2.0 (Willms Buhse/Soeren Stamer)
WE Create – Mass Customization and beyond (Frank T. Piller/Dennis Hilgers)
WE _Digital Natives (Jonathan Imme)
WE distribute, shape and share information, knowledge and cultures (Regine Debatty)

The we_magazine is licenced under the Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike, Germany

Beyond Broadcast – A New Understanding of Convergence

Yesterday I had the chance to speak to Henry Jenkins at the 24/7 Video Summit. Some people call him the “Marshall McLuhan of the 21st century” (e.g. Howard Rheingold). May be they are right!

We were mainly talking about his new book “Convergence Culture“, which I mentioned before in this blog. He described his understanding of convergence, he gave me an idea of how media is “floating” through the different channels and what impact all of this might have on corporate learning!

Thanks Henry, it was fun talking with you!


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