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07/06/2006 Meeting Notes

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  • BS: Bob Stepno
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • DF: Deborah Finn
  • MW: Mike Walsh
  • ZB: Zachary Braiker
  • TS: Tom Spriggs
  • F: Francis
  • Caroline
  • Sherry
  • Brian
  • BW: Bill W.
  • A new woman in blue


  • Introductions
  • Bob Stepno, journalism professor and remote blog group regular is visiting this week. He’s going to talk about something bloggy and journalismy, maybe citizen journalism, maybe we can persuade him to tell us about how he uses/discusses blogging in his journalism courses.
  • Moment of nostalgia for this being our last ever blog group meeting in Baker House, before Berkman moves offices. Hey, we outlasted a building!
  • Stylefeeder party on Church St. at the Top10Sources HQ. Food and fun!
  • contradancing afterward with Bob!
  • Upcoming events of interest:
    • If you’re definitely going to one of these far-flung supercool events, comment and let us know so other blog group folks will know to look for friendly faces (and to potentially coordinate travel, lodging shares etc.). You can definitely expect to see many of us at the events local to Boston.
    • Alliance for Community Media, in Boston, July 5-8
    • BlogHer in San Jose, July 28-29
    • Wikimania at Berkman, August 4-6
    • Summer vacation
  • Various upcoming & potential stuff on our schedule:
    • July 13: We will need to either move blog group or cancel it this day since Berkman will be in the process of moving to our new office. edit: Erica is working on a new location so that we can hopefully catch Tracy from Platial while she is in town.
    • July 20, 27: open
    • August 3: Something takign advantage of all the fabulous Wikimania folks who will already be in town.
    • Get Colin Rhinesmith to report-back to us on the Media Giraffe conference, Democracy and Independence: Sharing News and Politics in a Connected World
    • Zach would like to present on a new project he is affiliated with, Others Online
    • We’re percolating at least one something to do with Second Life
    • Dan Bricklin, known for his work on VisiCalc and wikiCalc
    • Someone who can fill us in on what’s happening with China and the Internet –> Rebecca MacKinnon will be speaking with us sometime after she gets back from her current summer trip to China and other parts of Asia.
    • Shava Nerad is working with Tracy from Platial to have her present (Tracey is gone for July so we’re looking at Aug or Sept).
    • If you want to help shepherd a potential future topic or if you have ideas of your own, please talk to Erica or j. We’d love – and could really use – your help!
  • Eat:
    • This week: Stylefeeder party!
    • Last week: contradancing! then Redbones
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