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  • in reply to: Tastecasting #304560

    Bryce
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    I think all of this discussion about the potential insincerity/bias, etc of the reviews is a red herring. Of course the reviews are insincere. Who cares?

    Tastecasting’s most offensive aspect — for me — is this, plain and simple: it introduces a marketplace transaction into a context (twitter, or cols. underground, or – whatever) where it’s not welcome. And — guess what, fools — WE are the currency of exchange!

    It’s not just ‘restaurant exchanges free pizza for positive tweets’ … it’s “restaurant exchanges free pizza for access to a community.” What does the community (me? you? us?) get out of the deal? More noise in our tweet stream.

    No thanks. I expressed this opinion months ago, and its even truer now: #tastecasting in my tweet-stream is like pissing in my pool. You can do it, but I ain’t gonna swim in it. (I immediately unfollow anyone that tastecasts. It’s actually a fairly decent douche-reduction algorithm.)

    I hope that future tastecasters consider the credibility (and community) that they erode as they clog their arteries on free Hoggies and Krispy Cremes.

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151632

    Bryce
    Member

    Reviving a months-dead thread… believe it or not, we’re still working toward establishing a coworking space downtown. In fact, we’re holding an info-session on January 13th (Tuesday) at 6pm, in the space itself. It’ll still be a bit rough but there’s no motivator like a deadline, right?

    More details here (and we’ll be revising the description there soon, too): http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1425139/

    Oh, and if you’re curious about the outcome of the last couple meetups, I wrote a year-end-summary here: http://soldierant.net/archives/2008/12/coworking_in_columbu_1.html

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151631

    Bryce
    Member

    Hello again! I’ve been woefully behind in promoting this, but we’re going to get together again next week—very informal—to talk about progress on bringing coworking to Columbus. Many thanks to the good folks of Couchfire Collective for letting us squat at Junctionview Studios for the night!

    View the Upcoming Event here.[/url]

    As I said, this should be totally informal, but I’m hoping to cover some specifics, including:

    • What’s happened since the last meeting in November?

    • What formal steps have I taken to move things forward?

    • How can YOU help move things forward?

    • Planning informal coworking sessions (a la Jelly[/url]) until a space is locked down.

    And, of course, we’ll have plenty of time for questions and free-form discussion. I’d also like to formulate a plan for ongoing, regular meetings (perhaps related to bullet 4, above.)

    Hope that you can make it, and I’m sorry about the lack of advance notice.

    best regards,

    Bryce

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151629

    Bryce
    Member

    Hi All — we’ll be scouting some locations on Friday, Dec, 14th in the morning hours. Details, such as they are, are here:

    http://urltea.com/29p7

    Please join the Google group if you’d like to come along.

    regards,

    Bryce

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151628

    Bryce
    Member

    Hi All — I posted some thoughts from the first meeting on my blog:

    http://soldierant.net/archives/2007/11/notes_from_the_first.html

    There are links to more resources, including more-complete notes from the meeting. Let’s just say that it was a fantastic first step—very encouraging to meet so many, and such varied, folks that are feeling some of the same frustrations.

    We’ll hold another meeting soon and, until then, I’d encourage anyone here who’s interested to join the Google Group that I’ve set up (information in the link above.)

    regards,

    Bryce

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151627

    Bryce
    Member

    Bump!

    Meeting is tonight—hope we’ll see you there!

    best regards,

    Bryce

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151626

    Bryce
    Member

    Bump! Meeting is this coming Wednesday, and we anticipate a decent turnout ~ hopefully 10 or more people. (Which is very encouraging.)

    Thanks again for your interest and here’s hoping we get to meet you on Wednesday.

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151625

    Bryce
    Member

    Walker wrote Will there be more if there’s enough interest in the idea?

    Sorry to hear that you won’t be able to come! But, yes, rest assured: there will be more. Especially if there’s good turnout (and, quite honestly, probably even if there’s not.) James and I just wanted to have a quick forum to start finding interested parties before the Holidays wreak havoc with everyone’s schedules.

    I anticipate that we’ll be having another meetup in early-to-mid January. I’ll also try to post meeting notes after the 14th, too.

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151622

    Bryce
    Member

    Really heartened by all the responses here so far! Thanks all. Here’s a flier we’ll be tacking up at various coffee shops and Paneras around town.

    in reply to: Columbus Coworking #151615

    Bryce
    Member

    Thanks! And… keep it in mind if your home-work arrangement ever starts to feel a bit stale. I’ve been working out of my home for about 3 years now, and I’ve definitely come to miss the energy of other minds to bounce ideas off of/idle chatter/lunches out.

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