Nuke’s Website 2.0 Network of The Week

nowpublicbanner.gifIt was not my intent to politicize this week’s selection of WOTW, and frankly, given Tuesday’s Republican meltdown, I haven’t wanted to spend a lot of time examining political angles, actions, and consequences. I just wanted to take a short break and relax, get some work done, and make some coins. And that is my intent for the weekend, along with clearing up the essential stack of paperwork that when completed, leads to commission checks. I love what I do for a living, and I truly enjoy my hobby as a blogger of political news and opinion. Writing about the news of the day has stirred the creative pot of authorship that has been beaten down by 25 years of corporate gamesmanship, as well as by the day to day challenges of raising a family and keeping the bills paid. Not too different from many of you, I suppose.

The political left owns the internet like the right owns talk radio. You may not agree with that statement, and the fact is, most of the right blogosphere doesn’t even realize it, much less have a clue as to why or how it happened. My own trip down the 2.0 rabbit hole began in earnest a few weeks ago after reading an excellent article from Robert Cox, and came to fruition after a post from this blog was picked up by BBC’s “The Reporters.” How could a small political blog in the right blogosphere be picked up by an international news organization (which generated some staggering hit counts, btw)? The answer to that question illuminated the theme of Cox’s article for me. It was truly a “Eureka” moment.

With this tiny button you can change the news.

I don’t know if the right blogosphere can get their collective heads around this concept in time for the next election cycle. We seem stuck in the talk -radio>A-List-blog business concept that can drive about 20% of the news cycle. The other 80% is user-driven content, and it is controlled by the left. If the right will embrace the new business model, it will be because small bloggers, and commenters begin to understand the concept of user-driven news content. Unless there is a sea-change in the fundamental business model, the right blogosphere will find itself consigned to relative insignificance.

With this tiny button you can change the news.

This week’s selection for Nuke’s Website of the Week is not really a website. It is a 2.0 network called NowPublic. I invite you to look at this network with an open mind and a willingness to entertain new concepts, while you’re relaxing this weekend. Enjoy

Link: The News Is Now Public

Pelosi, ‘Drain the Swamp’

pelosi_jefferson.jpgAs Nancy Pelosi stated her goals for honest government in Washington, she made this pledge in an interview with NBC:

Pelosi: “Drain the swamp” means to turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history. That’s my pledge — that is what I intend to do.

Meanwhile, William Jefferson (D-LA) is still alive in his re-election bid, facing a December 12 runoff with Karen Carter (D-LA). The presumptive speaker needs to step up to the plate and demand that Jefferson withdraw from this race immediately. His case goes far beyond the oft-stated bar of “the appearance of impropriety”, and the entire country knows it.

It’s time for Ms. Pelosi to show what kind of leader she is going to be by beginning the swamp draining exercise within her own party caucus.

Link,  WaPo:Bush, Pelolsi pledge cooperation

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