The last session of the first day of BloggerCon IV was led by Lisa Williams (pictured below) on the topic of the emotional life of weblogs. Most bloggers are desert islands, isolated rather than connected to others.
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Niall Kennedy led a BloggerCon discussion on standards for users, which he described as follows on his site: In the online world we rely on a few standards to make life easy for users. The W3C activity around HTML provides a common base for implementors and authors.
Chris Pirillo led the first afternoon discussion at BloggerCon on the "power of users." Doc Searls notes on the discussion are here, and you can listen to the podcast from this page or download it.
The second discussion session at BloggerCon was led by Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism at NYU. Rosen listed several questions and topics to kick off the discussion.
Phil Torrone, senior editor at Make, led the first discussion at BloggerCon IV this morning, focused mostly on tools for blogging and podcasting. Here is the Docnography (Doc Searls is live note taking as the discussion flows) of the Tools discussion.
BloggerCon IV is underway, with a live webcast. I'm at the 'unconference,' which is being held at our CNET office in San Francisco.
Usama Fayyad, Yahoo’s chief data office, pitched his company’s reseach prowess at Supernova 2006. He is putting together what he described as the largest, deepest and smartest research group studying search, community, personalization, user engagement, interactive content and information navigation.
This week on The Dan & David Show, we discussed the state of user-centric identity management. I was at the Burton Group Catalyst conference and David attending the Identity Mashup at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School.
Bob Frankston, a thought leader that I really respect, a guy who can think in network packets, and a person who has no particular allegiance to anything but his own passions writes:“Network Neutrality” is essentially about preserving the Internet architecture. If a carrier claims to be providing Internet connectivity it should mean that they are treating all packets the same.
Had Scott Cleland, Chairman at Netcompetition.org (an outfit that is funded by the telecom industry), not forwarded me a link to his editorial on National Public Radio, I would have never heard it, and, quite frankly, would not have run for the Mylanta as quickly as I did.