[hackerspaces] Press

David Powell davepow16 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 02:05:55 CEST 2009

I did not know about that publication. I would love to see it when Bre is
finished. I have 3 years of experience writing articles for online
publications. You can see some of my work at www.zwaveworld.com. Anyways,
most news publishers that I have delt with want short articles. (500 to 1500
words) Anything longer is probably too much and may turn away many readers.
The publishers also like to keep it "dumbed down" so it appeals to everyone.
All we really need is a press release that introduces the term Hackerspace
to readers and lets them know what it means. Publishers also like
statistics, including projections. Including a few images as proof of
concept and existance also will go a long way.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 7:46 PM, astera <astera at hackerspaces.org> wrote:

> Hey there,
>  On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 7:31 PM, David Powell <davepow16 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That brings me to this next thought. We should create a press release
>> that can easily be shared with all the big technology news channels.
>> CNET comes to mind and I'm sure there are a bunch of others.
> Yes, totally agreed.
>> In order to get this started I would like if you guys would take
>> photos of your groups interacting with each other either in your
>> hackerspace or in your meeting location if you are just getting
>> started. Then write a little paragraph about what is going on in the
>> photo and provide details about where that location is and what the
>> name is of the organization.
> As you might have heard, Bre and me were working on a publication about a
> bunch of the hackerspaces that are featured on the site (as in: everyone who
> got back to our mail), and we have the final pdf version (Bre is reading
> over it atm for the very, very, VERY last time ;) - so this might be
> included in a press mailing (though it's pretty insanely huge).
> Also, right now as I write these lines Georgyo has helped me implement some
> new statistic graphs of hackerspaces.org and when and where hackerspaces
> were founded... the new feature will be released early by tomorrow I
> believe, as I want to reference it at Jens' and my talk at re:publica in
> Berlin, Germany.
> Including this dataset will give an additional plus of information I
> believe.
> Hack on,
> /astera
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