About This Site

This site is for public discussion of urban life and culture, urban semiotics, visual sociology, and Brooklyn. Visitors are invited to create accounts to participate in the discussion. The usual rules of politeness and common sense apply. The webmaster will be the sole judge of whether or not any user is adhering to the rules. Got a problem with that? Get your own blog.

Getting Started

The first thing you need to do is register as a user. In the upper left hand corner of the site is a login block. This is where you'll login when you visit the site. The first time you visit, though, you'll have to register. Please write to the webmaster, at webmaster [AT] brooklynsoc.org to explain why you'd like an account here. We'll set one up for you.

After you've received an email from the webmaster, login by typing your username and the password provided in the email address and clicking on "Log in." You can change your password by clicking on the link to "my account" and then the edit tab. If you type a new password in the "Password" box (and retype it, to prevent typos) and click on the "Submit" button, you'll change your password.

How To Use The Site

When you visit the site, you'll see the home page by default. Login in order to access your own blogspace. To create a new comment, click on "my blog" in the navigation links on the top left side of the page and then on "Post new blog entry." Type the headline for the entry in the "Title" box and the content in the "Body" box. When you are finished, click on the "Submit" button.


We've enabled visitor commenting. Only registered users will be able to post without approval. If you post as a visitor, your comment will be queued for approval and will not appear immediately. This is because, alas, the internets are being ruined by spammers. Someone really ought to do something about that.

Terms and Conditions

While BrooklynSoc.Org is making great efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this site and disclaim any liability for the use of this site or any site linked to it. BrooklynSoc.Org may change this site at any given time without notice but does not assume any responsibility to update it. BrooklynSoc.Org makes no warranties, express or implied and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this publication and all users agree that all access and use of this site and of any site linked to from this site and the information contained herein and therein are at their own risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall BrooklynSoc.Org be liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental or consequential damages of any kind arising out of your use or the inability to use the content on this internet site.


BrooklynSoc.Org recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our internet visitors. To this end, we are committed to using our best efforts to respect the privacy of our internet visitors. Please be aware that following is the way we handle information learned about you from your visit to our site.

Some BrooklynSoc.Org site pages deposit certain bits of information called "cookies" in a visitor's computer. Cookies are sent back only to the site that deposited them when a visitor returns to that site. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in a site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personal identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form.

BrooklynSoc.Org collects personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and the like, only when voluntarily provided by a site visitor. If you give any further feedback to BrooklynSoc.Org, it shall also be deemed that the content is non-confidential and non-proprietary. BrooklynSoc.Org shall be free to use any suggestions, ideas, or concepts contained in your feedback for any purpose and without limitation.

Submitted by Tim Shortell on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 6:51pm.