In related news, Google now allows people in the news to comment on the actual coverage of them.
So if you've got something to say, sing, or show - do it. And if you don't like what others say about it, say something back.
So what for philanthropy? Implications fall into several categories:
- Information access and credibility
- Where do you get your information?
- How do you know whether its trustworthy?
- Knowledge Sharing
- What do you do with your information?
- If you share it, in what medium? Who does that medium reach? Who does it miss?
- What information do you own?
- What information do your grantees and partners own?
- Professional structures
- What skills do you need to have to do your job - reading, writing, and Photoshop? Video editing or DVD encoding?
- How will you interview or meet with people? On YouTube or in SecondLife?
- If you don't do these things, are you missing something or some groups?
- Are these do-it-yourself technologies useful to your grantees/partners?
- What happens to the cost of outreach or publicity? Can dollars be redirected?
- Does any of this matter to me or my philanthropy?