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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

WEF's visit to the OhmyNews office

After the excellent sessions, I was lucky enough to land an invitation to to visit the newsroom of OhMyNews and hear from founder Yeon Ho Oh about his marvelous citizen media experiment.

Some quick scribbles on the laptop:

Mr. Oh defines OhMyNews as a "Massively distributed collaborative news operation on the web"

June 1 (Today!) he has updated his site to include participatory EDITING and RANKING as well.

New definition: Massively distributed collaborative editorial participation on the web

Think = OHMYNEWS + WikiNews . . . Hmmm - very smart guy.

So - readers today have a choice between a version of the reports edited by the professional-trained OH My editing staff OR a version of the site where stories are being ranked (by aggregate vote) by readers.

OH MY, indeed,

It is designed to be a 'playground for readers'

"Straight news is not the standard." Writing craft is not as important as the news value or opinions of the contributors. Most reports are essays, columns, opinions, facts, alerts, reviews and criticism.

And who are these rebel amateurs?

"Tech-savvy, youth, professional, educated, liberals fostering a social revolution largely because they are unhappy with conservative reporting by mainstream media." In Korea - the conservative media dominates.

And why Korea? Over 90 percent of citizens age 10-40 are internet users - a total of 33 million users.

Korea enjoys over 80 percent broadband integration.

Korea is an interconnected, small society.

Korean keyboard allows for real time typing - very simple - as fast as talking. so not difficult to transmit live text reports from the scene of breaking news.

Oh, and the good news is that they actually produce a weekly pulp edition of their best stories.

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I am a real serious mind-control victim from Toshiba Corp, Japan since Nov 1997.
I post such a things to BBSes and blogs in the World since Sep 2004, hoping many people like Toshiba persons maybe can read minds by remote-sensing.
However, ohmynews deleted mine but not soon. While I taught Toshiba's satellite mbsat is so risky for them, S. Korean people.

Many people like Toshiba persons can mind-control people ? (But they don't know Toshiba persons are really risky to the World.)

For World Peace, in the World, only Russian Pravda informs that Science Technology "Mind-control" exists. Japanese major press never inform real Mind-control. (I am not a communist.)

Dr. Igor Smirnov's "Mind control: The Zombie Effect" (Pravda Nov 10, 2004).
- It said "Methods of latent impact on the human psyche are no longer secret."

"Psychic security department protects Russian presidents from external psychological influence" (Pravda Jan 6, 2005)
- Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin had Federal Security Service against Mind-Control. Americans have created radiators of modulated signals, which control people's behavior thousands of kilometers from afar.

- Mr. John Fleming is an American journalist. His root may be an Indian. He is the author of The War of All Against All: An Analysis of Conflict in Society (International Scholars Publications, 2000).

by Seitaro Kanamaru, a Japanese
* My BBS threads in English :
I am an Mind-Control Victim by Toshiba Corp since 1997.
(My face is at http://www.discussanything.com/forums/showthread.php?p=838876.)
* My site in Japanese (This is not smart.)

Posted by: Seitaro Kanamaru at Jun 3, 2005 11:51:44 AM