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danah boyd talk Boing-Boing-ed

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

danah at ibiblio
Ken gets the credit as he deserves. He said, “Hey, I think Boing Boing readers would like to see the video of the talk that danah boyd just gave here.”

Then he wrote Cory.

Now the talk is Boing Boing-ed in this article.

Ken says:
“danah boyd, the latest speaker in the ibiblio.org speaker series, is up on the ibiblio.org web site. In this talk, she gives an awesome, in depth talk on social networks and why people are using them. She touches on the history of social networks, how the online communities came into being, and some of the forces working on them today.”

Cory says:
“There’s no better speaker on social networks than danah boyd — prepare to have your mind blown.”

Fred is the man behind the visit. Thanks to him especially for setting it all up.

Right Wing Bloggers Bash

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Virtual Communities

Yes, right wing bloggers do often bash. But they will also be putting on a bash in Greensboro on Saturday October 7. They will be restrained (perhaps uncharacteristically) ,holding the meeting to a half day. Kory Swanson lets us know the details via Simon:

The John Locke Foundation cordially invites you to Carolina FreedomNet 2006

A North Carolina blog conference with our special guest: Scott Johnson
– Blogger for the influential Power Line blog. “The 61st Minute: Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dan”

Saturday, October 07, 2006 from 8 am til 2 pm at Sheraton Greensboro at the Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Price: $25

Carolina FreedomNet 2006 is a half-day blogger conference open to all. It will feature two panels of well-known North Carolina bloggers and a luncheon with a keynote speech by Power Line’s Scott Johnson. Included in the ticket price for all registrants (whether bloggers or not) are free Wi-Fi in the conference area, a Continental breakfast, admission to the two panels and the luncheon. A limited number of rooms ($118 per night plus tax) have been reserved for registrants. Phone the Sheraton at (800) 242-6556. The full conference schedule is listed below:

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Welcome session
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Local vs. Global: What Should Be Your Blog’s Focus? Panelists are Raleigh’s Lorie Byrd of Wizbang, Greensboro’s Sam Hieb of Sam’s Notes, Charlotte’s Sister Toldjah and Raleigh’s Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee.
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel: How Has The Blogging Phenomenon Affected Politics and Political Discourse? Panelists are Townhall.com’s Mary Katharine Ham (formerly of Durham), Jeff Taylor of Charlotte’s The Meck Deck, Scott Elliott of Election Projection and Durham’s Josh Manchester of The Adventures of Chester.
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Break
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Luncheon and keynote speech.

Craig Silverstein is selling out!

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

As of this afternoon, 420 people had registered and have been sent tickets for the October 26th talk by Craig Silverstein! The hall only holds 500 people. After those 500 are filled, I understand that a video fed room will be added — kinda like the “cry room” in old movie theatres or in current mega-churches.

The Health Sciences Library site for the talk
has been updated to include a bit about the panelists — all good folks who will get to respond to Criag’s talk and to ask any of your questions that Craig may have not quite addressed in that talk — Dean Barbara Rimer of the School of Public Health, Dean Jose-marie Griffiths of the School of Information and Library Science, Health Sciences Library Director Carol Jenkins, and Social Networking expert Fred Stutzman. The panel moderator will be the immoderate Paul Jones.

In case you’ve forgotten, the dope about the talk is here in this blog and here at the Health Sciences Library site.

Corp Blogging in NYTimes

Paul, · Categories: General, Information Commons, News of News, Virtual Communities

In the Circuits Networking section, Matt Vilano writes on corporate blogging, the support for it and the lack of training and education for the same in an article entitled “Blogging the Hand that Feed You.”

Of particular interest: “A joint study released this summer by the American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute, an organization that helps companies set up Internet rules for employees, indicated that fewer than 2 percent of 416 responding organizations have educated employee bloggers about the First Amendment and privacy rights.”