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Are you on Crotonspace?

October 8, 2008

While Crotonblog rebuilds itself into a daily blogazine, we invite you to signup for the all-new Crotonspace.

By running on Ning’s awesome social networking platform, anyone interested in Croton-on-Hudson, can become a member of the Crotonspace network. After signup, members can friend eachother, post a blog, start a group or discussion, and upload/share videos and pictures. Article links from Crotonblog are also featured on Crotonspace.

After visiting Crotonspace, please leave your feedback here as a comment.

Take me to Crotonspace.

On May 26, 2009 5:34 AM, dorah said:

I have twitter , myspace and now facebook. Once I signed up for facebook I realized that this is too much social networking. I really don’t even care

On October 16, 2008 11:16 PM, Leo Wiegman said:

Crotonspace is just getting started. While Crotonblog is a newsmagazine in which readers can and do leave comments, but don’t create main content. Crotonspace is a “sharing” site where only neighbors as members create the main content by posting ideas, notices, photos, and more without going through a moderator. I see these sites having two distinct and mutually supportive purposes. In a blog, a moderator determines when articles are posted. In a social networking site like Crotonspace, any member can post any content at any time without a moderator.

Also, while you can hide behind total anonymity at a blog, it is harder to do that at a sharing site. For example, sooner or later folks will figure out the identity of someone who loves Dutch soccer, takes photos on Benedict Blvd, and mentions Obama. (I am of course not trying to hide, but if I were what would I share that would not give me away sooner or later.)

On the other hand, content that is carefully composed and gets a detailed edit has Crotonblog as a logical home (like the “The Weekly Postscripts” column). Folks who want to upload a photo from Homecoming (this weekend) can do so with ease at Crotonspace, without any intermediary. Of course these two communication tools can overlap, with blog readers referring to photos or notices they saw on Crotonspace, or “spacers” commenting or linking to articles on a website like Crotonblog or probamanation08. The more options we have to interact, the merrier! Leo

On October 9, 2008 3:01 PM, weewill said:

Crotonspace is a great new forum for sharing ideas, comments, concerns and items of interest to all who love Croton. Perhaps some who have done their best (really their worst!) to denigrate and misrepresent Crotonblog will find this more to their liking. Let’s hope they mend their ways and make positive contributions.


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