Thursday, June 01, 2017

Announcing a new initiative: - GeneaBloggers

Is this good news? I'm not so sure. Announcing a new initiative: - GeneaBloggers:
Announcing a new initiative benefiting genealogy consumers and content providers alike, and have agreed to streamline features to meet consumer expectations and provide blogger support. Thomas MacEntee will continue working to assure great deals for the wider genealogy community via the site. A team of dedicated bloggers will expand support for family history bloggers under the new domain
I'm not sure that I'd like to be called a "genealogy consumer" or a "genealogy content provider". I'm just interested in genealogy and family history and I like communicating with others who are interested, and especially others who are interested in the same families. does that make me a "content provider" of the information I give to them, and a "consumer" of the information that they make available to me, and vice versa? I rather hope not. Those terms sound rather disparaging to me. But at least the article explains why I haven't heard anything about the Carnival of Genealogy for a long time, even if it doesn't explain much else.

Back in the day, the joy of online genealogy research was peer-to-peer communication between genealogy researchers.  "Content Providers" and "Consumers" make me want to puke.

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