Getting attacked? Can’t figure out what to say? Sad that your audience has gone to read Digg or Mike Arrington? Read this post on Global Voices online about an Egyptian blogger who was jailed. That should make you feel better about your bad day and give you something to get angry about, all at once.
Heheh, Sarah Blow was at a little dinner we threw tonight and she was giving me some virtual heck for not linking to her. Oh, Sarah, I Google’d you this morning, looked at all three of your blogs, and didn’t see an update for 10 days, so didn’t link.
I guess she doesn’t listen to Steve Gillmor, who said that not getting a link is a sign of respect.
You can join us on our “pissed as newts” tour tomorrow. Meet at the Eros Statue at 1 p.m. sharp. After that, Hugh will lead us on a tour of fun things and pubs in London.
Whew, yesterday was a busy day. Three interviews. Two speeches. One London Girl Geek dinner. Two videos posted (thanks to Kevin Edwards and Michael Klinger for posting those while I’m gone).
Anyway, I saw Don Dodge talking about blogging and wikis as platforms. He’s absolutely right. Anyone who’s seen a list of WordPress extensions sees that developers are building cool things on top of that blogging platform.
One of the blogging vendors, Blogtronix, I had on the ScobleShow yesterday (demo and interview). I like their stuff a lot, it lets companies build their own “Channel 9″ without having three great developers of their own.
I love this quote from Steve Sloan: “opacity is evil.” I totally agree with that when it comes to public institutions. The way our tax money is being spent should be done transparently. I doubt we’ll ever get there.
I look at yesterday’s events regarding PodCamp. Would I have done anything differently if we had been totally transparent? No. I told an audience yesterday that I live my life expecting that whatever I do or say will get on the front page of the New York Times. That makes people uncomfortable.
It is an uncomfortable life sometimes. Particularly when people don’t do their homework before jumping to conclusions.
I wish bloggers called and tried to get my side of the story before making attacks and tried to present both sides of the story, even if their side of the story is right and mine is wrong. I thought blogging was about being fair, and open, and different than what existed before. I guess not.
Hey, I live in a dream world. I know.
Is it to teach commercial skills (like how to run Adobe InDesign) or is it to push people to explore their fields and themselves?
Steve Sloan is asking for feedback about his innovative podcasting class because the university wants to change it to be just a pure skills class.
You can learn InDesign from a book. You can’t have a small group interaction with speakers like Steve Sergeant, host of Wildebeat, David Weinberger, author of Cluetrain Manifesto, Aaron Uhrmacher, Second Life expert, Phil Wolff, SkypeJournal author, or students talking about their own podcasts. I spoke to the class as well. Notice how all those link to podcasts of the actual class sessions!
It’s a shame, because San Jose State University needs more innovative classes like these, not fewer.
Steve is hosting a meeting Thursday evening to discuss the situation and see if they can do anything.
Hey, I’m not using my cell phone here in Europe, but this will prove to be very cool for blog and news fiends like me: MiniTechMeme.