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Community Organizing with Zoom: Challenges, Opportunities, and Background Noise

Hey Kyle, good to see you! How are things? Oh, Kyle, you’re on mute. Sorry Rebecca, you’re breaking up. Hey Jeff, I’m getting some feedback from your line. Can you go on mute? I’m sorry my kids are being loud. Hey guys can you hear me? My sound is being choppy. I’m going to turnContinue reading “Community Organizing with Zoom: Challenges, Opportunities, and Background Noise”

Broadcast Radio as Community Organizing: Who’s impacted, and where do we go from here?

It was announced in December of 2020 that the Twin Cities would loose two locally owned radio stations. KZGO broadcasted an Urban Top 40 sound, and KQGO filled the airwaves with “modern alternative” music. However, each station struggled to gain ratings in the increasingly competitive market for audio attention. In the traditional radio arena, ratingsContinue reading “Broadcast Radio as Community Organizing: Who’s impacted, and where do we go from here?”

MP3 Players in the Pandemic: Looking back while moving forward

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated our time spent online. As early as June 2020, PC Magazine reported an unprecedented increase in time spent online. Since the pandemic began, Facebook saw a 27% increase in daily web traffic. TikTok saw a 25% increase. Zoom gained a 2,900% increase in daily participants. We collectively spent 3,800 years eachContinue reading “MP3 Players in the Pandemic: Looking back while moving forward”

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