While strolling around the Internet, I found this C|Net article about Harvard’s blogging initiative. It’s nice to see from where we’ve come and reflect on how far we’ve gone.
Archive for the 'We’re in the News!' Category
On Saturday, Erica, one of our favorite blog group leaders, was prominently featured in a Boston Globe article about the awkwardness of deleting friends from social networking tools. Nice to delete you: It’s easy to make friends on MySpace. Now how do you lose them? by Johnny Diaz might still be available online for free for another day or two.
You go, Erica!
The Berkman Center’s new blog server for the Harvard community is profiled in a Crimson article this week. Included bonuses are a quote from j and a plug for the blog group!
And yes, this means the new blog server is indeed up and running! If you have questions about migrating your Manila blog, ping Erica or comment here.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about any of us being in the news. It’s not like we’re not out there somewhere.
Lots has been happening with Global Voices and Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon. They recently attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia, where Internet filtering in that country became a hot topic.
A March 27 Wikinews piece discusses the March 24 meeting and our group members efforts to create online blogging tutorial resources.
According to Nightliine’s e-mail highlighting the next show, tonight’s (Tuesday, 3/8) show will be about blogging. It will probably contain some footage of the meeting they attended.
From the e-mail:
"Tonight, correspondent John Donvan will tell the story about a high school teacher whose blog led to political change in her state. Tonight’s piece is a fascinating one. Turns out that as John and producer Elissa Rubin were conducting interviews with bloggers, they were being blogged.* The bloggers had some interesting opinions, to say the least."
Will it be better than Steve’s video? Will it show our weblog? Will the sound of j’s typing drown out what everyone says?
*Just for the record, they told us we could blog about them being at the meeting. It’s not like we were doing it on the sly.
Addendum 3/9: Nightline did indeed show their segment on bloggers finally. They did a great job of showing just about everyone in the room and missing that baby food stain on Lisa’s sweater. I laughed when they showed vlogger Steve Garfield, whom you might remember from such publications as The New York Times and The Boston Globe, filming the Nightline crew.
A video excerpt from another segment is floating around the blogosphere, according Tara L.
- Bill Ives points out how they focused on bloggers as amateurs.
- Lisa Williams, identified only as a mother who blogs about motherhood in the segment even though she writes lots of other nifty things and does a lot more than take care of children, observes the baby food stain on her shirt isn’t very noticeable.
- Jared Dunn, who had a blog post featured during the segment, stands by his previous comments. He elaborates further.
- Steve Garfield has a few follow-up posts about Nightline.
Group member and vlogger Steve Garfield gets a mention in this New York Times Circuits piece exploring video blogging and related technical issues. It mentions how to vlog on several platforms and suggests some places to store video on the Web.