Registered RTH users can now post their own events to the RTH event listing.
By Ryan McGreal
Published May 12, 2009
In the traditional communications media, the editor served as quality control - filtering and selecting material before the fact so that only high-quality content made it into the scarce, expensive-to-produce publication.
The advent of widespread access to social media via the internet has transformed publishing from an expensive, scarce commodity into a cheap, abundant commodity. As Clay Shirky points out, the cost of publishing hasn't just declined - it has collapsed.
With this in mind, I increasingly find myself thinking of my role as RTH editor not in terms of filtering and enabling content but rather as a bottleneck - an obstacle to self-publishing of useful information.
A particular case in point is the Word on the Street (WOTS) event listing, for which I too frequently fail to post important events due to time constraints.
So why not let registered RTH users post their own events?
Also, RTH reserves the right to delete without notice any event that is illegal, obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise offensive.
The online form is pretty straightforward and fairly permissive. Required fields include:
In addition to these required fields are several optional fields to provide more information about the event:
If you experience any errors or run into other problems, please feel free to contact the site editor with the details of your problem.