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02/16/2006 Meeting Notes

Posted by j, 2/16/06 at 6:27:44 PM.


  • AH: Ann House
  • ZB: Zachary Braiker & his new blog: New Media Fix
  • Steve
    BI: Bill Ives

  • BW: Bill Wendell
  • S: Sun
  • LB: Lynne Baer
  • N: Nolan from LA, on science writing fellowship @ MIT
  • SJ: SJ Klein
  • JD: Jared Dunn –>
  • j: j Baumgart
  • EG: Erica George
  • Atul
  • Dick


    • Introductions
    • What is our group’s name and mission?
      • If people who weren’t at the meeting last week attend, let’s fill them in on the name change update.
    • Well wishes for Michael as he prepares for surgery
    • Lots of nifty events this past week. Maybe people can share what they attended.
    • Soon:
    • Upcoming blog meeting stuff:
      • 2/23/06: Critt Jarvis: “So you’re a citizen journalist? Prove it!” Or, How I practice citizen journalism on Newsvine.
      • Andy Carvin, bandwidth waster, international traveler, blogger, sharer of fabulous tails and tales, who does really important things, has a new book coming out. When it’s available for distribution, he’ll tell us about it.
      • Dan Bricklin, known for his work on VisiCalc and wikiCalc
      • A superstar blogging librarian who’s giving a talk in the area
      • Ookles, perhaps — if their Boston road show works with a Thursday meeting
      • Someone who can fill us in on what’s happening with China and the Internet
    • dim sum on Feb 26?
    • HA! ice skating – when? (HLS even has a free ice rink, if folks have or can independently rent skates and there’s enough ice.)
    • We’re on the CivicSource calendar. Yay!
    • AH: how do we keep our voices, keep in touch w/ our audience over time? what happens when we lose touch w/ our audience?
    • ZB: Warcraft
      • j: Cory Doctorow talked about a project of Warcraft players working on Chinese servers as a way to possible relieve some of the filtering in China.
      • ZB: Adopt a Chinese Blogger
    • ZB: The Blog Fathers
    • ZB: Squidoo and Gather
    • ZB: Retrievr
    • Let’s just let Zachary drive all night long. We’ll just watch with our mouths and eyes wide open.
    • Steve: check out the HDR photos in Flickr — the technique blends different exposures to play tricks on your eyes & enhance the images
    • ZB: Chatsum allows people browsing the same Web site(s) to talk to each other.
    • OK, the next time there’s nothing on the agenda & Zachary’s here, let’s just give him the keyboard & mouse. He knows lots of cool sites & stuff.
  • Eat:
    • This week: Grafton Street
    • Last time: Cambridge Common
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