Paradigms: Community Dialogue
A newspaper makes regularly makes connections between different articles, it is time to allow readers the same functionality.
Chatbots are an interesting type of communication.
The best offline metaphor for message boards would be graffiti and graffiti walls.
The established metaphor for chat applications is a conversation, which is completely blown apart when entering any chat room.
Everyone has something to say, however media sites should use karma-based methods to bring out the best their citizen writers.
Online chatting should be treated similarly to offline chats, spontaneous and omnipresent.
Newspapers should consider allowing users to build weblogs surrounding popular topics.
Weblogs offer individuals the quickest method of becoming part of media's reality.
Communities exist through the communication ties between individuals.
I like the idea of a community map based on themes.