being an IMC poster/reader from the start i see it as an effective educational tool to empower individuals and communites to make their own news media. it's florish from one to nearly a hundred sites proves that it was already a much needed occurance. but recently i see problems with the newswire. i find that only having a day or two of posts on the frontpage discouraging for those who want to find older intresting dialouge that still might have a lot of activity. now i know one can see all the old posts and even search for topics of intrest, but i feel that a forum stlye page would better incourage others to look through old posts and post themselves. it would also be nice to see the number of times a post has been viewed. this informatiom and setup would also give the IMC a better idea of what its readers want from their service(but im sure they have access to this info already).
i know most all the IMC sites i see follow a formula and i saw its time to shake it up, see how the peices land, and then maybe a better understanding can be had.
i hope im not some shmuck telling you want to do.
do others feel this way or do others have other, better ideas?