[NetBehaviour] proposal project CITIZEN JOURNALISM or OPEN SOURCE JOURNALISM

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	CITIZEN JOURNALISM or OPEN SOURCE JOURNALISM
 proposal project:
 Art & Technologies Center
 street Forcello 38/a
 Brescia Italia
 txt DAVIDE ANNI
 www.ualuba.org/msn [1]
 Mashable Source News 

	Introduction
 Mashable Source News, web based project investigate the exploration
of the world of communication and information with respect to physical
everyday life. It is not easy to define the idea, we could enclose it
as a meeting point of several ideas/news, or as an observation
laboratory on aspect of contemporary culture, or simply the
representation of an audience. Many little and chaotic territories of
experimentation remain in the dark and they do not enjoy visibility
because the voracity of commercial culture reigns, but the birth of
new young trends generates new languages which deserve their own
independent visibility. The determination of the Do it Yourself
culture was born in the niche of the underground art, in the mailing
lists, in the darkest places of the planet to emerge in a collective
magma service where news consuming and the value of the contents are
defined by the users. The importance of the discovery and the wonder
generated by it produces conversation and dialogue answering to the
sentence "there are some questions that can't be answered by google",
radically changing how people consume and generate news, impressions
and brief thoughts. It is not only a match played with media but with
the message too.
 Project Objectives.
 Mashable Source News allows the gathering of up to date events
through different interface and search anything we can enjoy in the
web, all in one place; it is also a place where to meet people, make
friendship related to a topic or a specific category. Ualuba.org is a
good tool to manipulate, to gather, to pass a comment, to spread
brilliant contents all over the world. One of the priorities is to
link the rich and controversial environment related to new media art
and the cultural mainstream one; the creation of the site becomes an
instrument to promote and to give visibility to projects and artists
operating in the fields of artistic and technological innovation
helping the establishment to metabolise the digital culture. One
fundamental objective is to create and maintain a good and valid
alternative to the existing services, integrating in the system with a
cheap and co-operative project. In other words it could be a simple
medium to keep updated people around us who participate in the mutual
cooperation of organising and selecting the huge amount of
information.
 Team
 The working team consists of the members of non profit association
Ualuba.org
 Users
 in the beginning users of mailing lists we are subscribed to or just
people who appreciate this kind of project; users looking for new
channels and languages to express to a new public, in other words a
new network. We dedicate this work to all the activists who live
experience with their own point of view, aware that this reality
overcomes imagination.
 Lessons
 technology is not in any way an oracle but a useful tools if used
for the right cause supporting human science
 Technical Information.
 Mashable Source News is a web application that allows you to submit
an article that will be reviewed by all and will be promoted, based on
popularity, to the main page. When a user submits a news article it
will be placed in the "unpublished" area until it gains sufficient
votes to be promoted to the main page. Find an article, an image or an
on-line video and write a brief impression or manifest a sudden idea,
your mood in a particular moment. Your presentation will be
immediately visualised in the session "Next stories" in which other
users can find it and if they like it they can vote it. Also, you can
put it in your profile to be traced in the future. New impressions
follow simple guide lines as for example: Quality content: is your
storey relevant to this site? Link directly to the source: save people
time by linking directly to the original news story. Research first:
Avoid duplicate submissions by researching first to make sure someone
else has not submitted the same story already. Be descriptive: you are
the story editor, so explain what it is and why it is cool. Feedback:
once a piece of news ahs gained a massive amount of critical vote it
becomes "popular" and it pops up on the homepage. Possibility: you can
discuss, save, vote or share the piece of news or your opinion with a
group you belong to in Ualuba.org. Personal details: you can change
your avantar, name, surname, mail, personal reference site, and you
can fill in your contact details for multimedia communication e.g.:
IRC, Google talk etc. Stats: you can trace your activities Group
membership: you can manage the groups you belong to, you have a daily
personal report, you can create new groups, make them public or
private and manage the users from within the created groups. Share:
you can tell a friend or a group of friends simply by filling in their
email address and clicking on "enter" key. Share in the mailing list:
you can generate your piece of news, your impression and send it fast
to the most important mailing lists Ualuba.org is subscribed to, apart
from its own. Business plan: our business model is not a winner, it is
based on self financing: for the moment what matters is a good idea to
put into practice, we are a young reality with wide growing
possibilities.   

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	To Remix. To adapt the work. 
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the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they
endorse you or your use of the work). # For any reuse or distribution,
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way to do this is with a link to this web page. # Any of the above
conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright
holder. # Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's
moral rights. 
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