Going for It: Woman Warrior

Commuting with community

I love my 30-minute walk to work each morning, embracing it as an opportunity to start each day fresh and focused.  I often listen to whatever song happens to be on heavy rotation in my iPod--which right now is the Baths remix of Fol Chen's "In Ruins"--and read through my favorite news, music and tech industry resources. Without fail, my first stop is always Hypebot.

Founded by Bruce Houghton and edited by Kyle Bylin, Hypebot reliably features the most relevant music industy and technology news.  However, their articles are just the baseline, they also cultivate a lively, diverse and respectful community to analyze, respond to and assess the significance of news, trends and technological advances as they emerge.

Most inspiring to me is how deliberate and thoughtful their approach is. In a recent blog post considering the role of Hypebot Bylin wrote:

"At its core, Hypebot is an anchored community of music industry professionals and artists. We're global. That's still something that I'm wrapping my head around. Our core objective--I'd argue, as a community--is to nurture the emerging social ecology of music culture online and to create a more sustainable and healthy middle class of musicians that the listening public can support."

In an age where information flows rapidly and from an ever-increasing number of sources, a trusted information community becomes all the more relevant and essential.  Not a morning goes by when I don't feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation for starting my day with this one.
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Alexis Rodich

 |  November 3, 2010; 6:41 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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