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Absences and Presences in the Era of Radical Transparency – the MyGR6 Censorship List Deconstructed

July 7, 2011 3 comments
Screen Capture of the Banned Words List in the MyGR6.com Entry Form Pulled from the Script on the Page

Screen Capture of the Banned Words List in the MyGR6.com Entry Form Pulled from the Script on the Page

Courtesy of Grand Rapids social media maven Laura Bergells (@maniactive), there’s now a screen capture of the full list of words/phrases banned by the MyGR6 contest entry form.  Or, at least, this was the list banned when the contest originally debuted earlier this week.  Mark L. Curtis (@Mark_L_Curtis) observes that the site appears to have switched to a paid service for content filtering. Read more…

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Six Problems With the @MyGR6 Contest

July 5, 2011 7 comments
A word cloud of the "My GR 6" entries thus far...

A word cloud of the "My GR 6" entries thus far...

A group of local corporations partnered with community leaders to create a contest called “My GR 6.”  The contest awards acclaim (in the form of billboard space) and prizes to whomever comes up with the best six words that describe the city of Grand Rapids (according to a panel of judges that aren’t yet disclosed).

While it’s great to see any effort to foster community pride and raise the profile of my home city, I do have some issues with how it’s being accomplished.  Here are a few of my concerns: Read more…