Anton says that the price for admission to this free conference is that you have to share your experiences. This is one of the things that I think will be most interesting coming out of this conference: to look at the live blog posts made during this event, after it’s over. The cross-section of the event, the artifacts created during the event, through the eyes of everyone here. I left.. Read More
I realized yesterday that this will be the first time I’ve live blogged anything. Be interesting to see how that goes. I realized this morning that I’ve communicated with some of the people here more via our blogs than I have in person. I said this to Sally, & her comment was, “there are all kinds of communities.” Indeed.
I’ve been thinking about the question I posed the other day, What do communities do? Not being a sociologist, I don’t believe that I can answer that question. I would expect that this would vary widely across contexts. But one function that I would expect all communities must perform is communication. I can even see an argument that communication is necessary for a community, otherwise how could anything communal even.. Read More
As I was thinking earlier today about blogs and community, I thought to look at the Triangle BloggerCon‘s site again. I rediscovered that the Blog Together site is “a wiki about using blogs to build community.” This wiki is to be a resource for tools and tutorials on how to build community around a blog and how to use a blog to build community. So there you are: even a.. Read More
I’m getting into the spirit of the Triangle Bloggers Conference, so as Anton has requested, here’s my first post on blogging and community. One topic that’s occupying a lot of my thinking these days is community development of information resources. I and Jane and Evelyn and some folks from the NC Botanical Garden just submitted a grant proposal to the IMLS to fund the development of a digital library of.. Read More
I received my first comment recently from a reader who I can’t identify. I think I know who Trish is, but I can’t be sure. On the internet nobody knows you’re a dog. Trish, that was not meant about you, it was a statement about anonymity online. Which is the whole point of this post. But before I get to that, let me write one more thing. Scott IM’ed me.. Read More
Paul and Fred and I were having a conversation over lunch the other day about bloggers and reporters and First Amendment rights, and lo and behold, I stumble across this article: Bloggers Blur the Definition of Reporters’ Privilege, from The New York Sun (via Boing Boing). Of course, for all I know, Paul was thinking of this story during that conversation. This story mentions the Claus von Bulow case, where.. Read More