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Mon, Apr. 12th, 2004, 02:20 pm
news and notoriety- good or bad?

Post and publish
reediejournals makes news in wisconsin!!!...heh. (thanks evan)

[scoff scoff]


In the Reed case, blogging has led to a student community beyond the borders of the campus, a community that Reed administrators can't control but can peek at.

Surely. Do you think they're watching you here?

Mon, Apr. 12th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
well_lahdidah

this makes me feel kind of jealous and reactionary. i had to wait until i graduated to get a blog. and i kind of think that that was a good thing, 'cause i dont do any work anymore.

Mon, Apr. 12th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
well_lahdidah

"jealous and reactionary"="back at olde reed..."

Mon, Apr. 12th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
obliterati

The Reed Alumni Conference at Cae Utne used to be owned by the school (Howard Rheingold started the thing as reed PR), and was maintained by the Alumni office until some members there complained about their treatment there to the Reed Admins. Reed itself looked into the materials posted and decided that it mentioned sex and drugs and lunacy too often, and eventually the Utne Conference went rogue and broke from the school. At least two past Alumni presidents still hang out there all the time though, as well as Steering Committee folks and some current Reedies.

Their online government is their only real problem in my experience, its basically a few dozen Reedies trying to represent the entirety of Reed's Giant Community without realising that they are in fact just a few dozen Reedies total, mostly with mental disorders, and mostly unregarded at Reed when they were there in person. Basically we're dealing with divorcees looking for dates, and some viral networker types trying to get as much attention as possible. I include myself as one of the mental cases, and if you'd like to hear some stories, there is no end to just how fucked up some of those guys were/are.

I know they watch me online. When my ex went to the Reed admins to deal with some stuff for me they directly told her about some of my online traipsings.

Hey Dwayne Davis! Yeah you! Why aren't you looking at porn like a normal human being? I got your number buddy!