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Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
@melodykramer I'm working on figuring this person/org thing out for the gitter room
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
Great. I wonder if we have to contact Gitter.
I tried to switch us over last night and had trouble.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
@melodykramer yup, emailing gitter now
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
97 people have signed up through typeform so far !
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
buh!
that's so FREAKING AWESOME
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
glad we got the website up :)
I have a feeling we're going to get more funding. :clap: :clap:
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
I had a good buddy of mine do a 'back of the napkin' analysis for AWS costs for a year. It's about $800 ( conservative, probably half that ). That assumes 1000 hits/station, so ~1M hits a day.
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
that seems reasonable.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
agreed
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
I think at some point, we can Kickstarter some part of this. I just haven't figured out what quite yet.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
We can rock and roll on mycodespace.net ( I own it, and the equipment ) for a while here
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
rock on.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
and once we bring my servers to their knees, we'll move to AWS haha
@melodykramer do we want to come up with an informal Social Media campaign where we have big pushes with teasers each Monday? ( or something like that )
My company is in the thick of doing Content Marketing training, so I'm trying to bring some of that to the table haha
They say that a schedule of content release is super important
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
I think that may be true for software/hardware companies
and less true for media ones
which tend to socialize all day long, all the time :)
When I ran social at NPR / Fresh Air, we never scheduled.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
word.
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
But I saw this last night: https://github.com/explore/subscribe
thequbit @thequbit returns to his 1's and 0's
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
haha
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
AND LOVE that there are different options for people.
:)
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
I'm less worried about building up a social media platform specifically for the site - I think we can do that admirably from our own accounts. Building up now without paying is though.
tough
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
Yea, i think we're fine blasting things out ourselves
once we get a site hosted that people can actually go to, we can start the big media blasts
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
I don't think we'll have a problem building a community.... :) I think people are a) hungry and b) have wanted to help for a while.
Exactly.
And considering we're building something for people in the media, they should do much of this work for us. :)
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
mmhmm
self_promoting_stuff++
okay, meeting time
i'll drop back in later tonight
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
Dave Winer wrote a piece recently that said "Build platforms, not content." Basically --> build better ways to surface and allow users to create content.
okay.
Timothy Duffy
@thequbit
@ismcodes we should chat sometime after I load in gobs and gobs of tickets, and figure out where your skill set works best, and start getting you coding!
@melodykramer nice. If you have that article, I would love to read it
Isaac Moldofsky
@ismcodes
@thequbit sure! I'm working on a playlist feature right now as per @melodykramer's request.
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer
:)
Which reminds me, I need to issue an issue for that!
Isaac Moldofsky
@ismcodes
@thequbit models.py line 287: parascope = ReqColumn(UnicodeText)
Too petty for a PR but I feel like it might cause problems later.
Melody Kramer
@melodykramer

I am a sample of one, but I wanted to let you know what public media
membership looks like to me, a 57-year-old woman living in the NYC
area, who has been a subscriber to WNYC for a few years. I'm also
someone who loves going to Hacks and Hackers, helped start Code for
America Brigade in Hoboken, and is a writer who's been involved in
some form of digital connection for two decades. And I'm a big fat
theater nerd.

Public media membership isn't fun.

And I love my local station. And I love lots of things about the
public radio I listen to.

But the last encounter I had with my station as a subscriber was,
sadly, to complain about a show that I thought had gone over the line
(it was a piece On the Media had done on the Rolling Stone/UVA
fallout. And yes, I emailed them about it and got crickets).

And yes, I reduced my monthly membership after, in part because of my
unhappiness over what I thought was irresponsible journalism
Particularly painful because before on-demand? This was a show I got
up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning to listen to.

And in part because I am throwing my money at individual podcasts
these days. And because I am trying to support more diverse media. And
NPR still isn't all that diverse. WNYC, much better.

That's another drain on the idea of membership.

But as you've been writing (so well, so intensely) about other ways
public radio members might contribute, I need to tell you, I think
part of what's missing...is fun. Not very quantifiable, I know. And
notice I don't use the word "delight," that odd Silicon Valley term.
Being a public media member doesn't feel fun. It feels like a
responsibility.

What has been fun lately:

Listening to Welcome to Night Vale (where I've donated, where I've
gone out of my way to see the creators in the flesh--you should have
seen the rabid fans at Bookcon).

Watching Black Girl Nerds on Periscope at Comic Con
Watching Black Girl Nerds live tweet tv shows and conduct a weekly
Shakespeare discussion..via Twitter

(I'm white, and I would definitely contribute to keep BGN going.)

Following actor playwright phenom Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter, where
he tells us about HAMILTON, a little show that could, that started at
a theater where I'm a member. I feel invested in the show's success,
and I feel proud of the institution that was its first home, and yes,
if they suggested another tier of participatory membership, I would
jump. Because I've already had fun, feeling plugged into a living,
growing entity.

So...however you do this, please make it fun.

I hope this makes some sense.