Dumpster Bust has been around since 2003, when it existed as an e-zine distributed via e-mail to family and friends. Since coming to blog-land in late 2004 it's been a blast to rap about whatever happened to be on my mind. But all good things must come to an end, particularly when I feel as though I'm not so much leaving as moving onto bigger and better things.
And that would be a brand new site, a brand new name, and a continued focus on all things online media.
Online Media Cultist is where I'm hanging the e-hat from now on. Please stop on by anytime!
I just finished writing the About section for OMC. Here it is:
About Online Media Cultist
Online Media Cultist lurks and percolates and sizzles and snaps on the new web frontier. From social networking to social news to social media to social studies (one of those might not be covered as much as the others) OMC serves at the alter of what's new and hot and fresh and webtastical. Whether its blogospheric machinations, golden start-up discoveries, or the maddeningly glorious convergence of what's old and new, what's expected and what's about to become the fleeting norm, Online Media Cultist is there to bear (can I get a) witness.
If you think you might be a card carrying online media cultist, you already are. And by golly, you've just found your new home.
Some recent greatest hits (these stories originally appeared in Dumpster Bust and were imported to OMC at launch in late March 2007):
The Power of Twitter Compels You
The Grind and Crunch of Blog Production
Top 10 Favorite Online Media Blogs: From Mathew Ingram to Deep Jive
Netscape Represents the Future of News
The Economist Tinkers With Blogs to Expand Free Online Offerings
About Cultist-in-Chief Eric Berlin
Online Media Cultist has its roots in Dumpster Bust, a wide-ranging e-zine and later blog that delivered miracles from mind trash to the masses. While covering politics and television and music was super fun, it became clear to me over time that I wanted to focus my attention on the Interwebs, a universe I fixate upon and examine and revel in all day as a web producer in downtown Los Angeles.
I'm also the exec producer of Blogcritics, an online magazine of more than 1,700 superior writer/bloggers. It's my pleasure and honor that Online Media Cultist is the latest addition to the growing BC Network of sites, which includes GlossLip, Desicritics, BC Goodie Bag, and Confessions of a Fanboy.
For more mini-thoughts and observations, catch me on Twitter here.