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08/11/2005 Meeting Notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • Sooz!! !!!!! !!
  • Lynne Baer
  • Jared Dunn
  • Lisa Williams
  • Beth Kanter
  • Shimon Rura
  • Erica George
  • Wendy Koslow
  • j Baumgart
  • Carol of onwardvia
  • Michael Feldman
  • new woman in blue = Sarah Jensen, starting a blog with her boss for work project
  • Bill Wendel, aka last week’s “guy in the corner”, real estate blogger. wants to know about business blog summit in SF next week, is interested in seeing if blog-interns for nonprofits can be found


  • Marketing the blog group to incoming students
    • Erica will make announcement at Berkman September open house
  • Ideas for future sexy meeting topics
    • issue of continuous partial attention/multitasking in blogging geek culture, at blog cons… “full attention will be the ultimate aphrodesiac”
    • Lisa: I’d love to have something on Flickr, flickr communities, social neatness, etc. squared circle, the lunch photos…
    • Dan Bricklin on his RSS thing, listgarden
    • how about “what not to blog” / being a human being in an obviously google-able way and still being employed/employable
    • Michael: politics: how maintain interest in politics in nonelection years? politicians blog but they’re mostly fake blogs. So let’s instead get bloggers to run for office, and get behind them. How encourage them, support them? And not just higher offices, school committees, etc. (<– note: blog take over world plan. mwahaha. 😀 – EG)
    • Lisa: something to help us find local bloggers. Make what we’ve got better: Adam’s got quite a lot on universal hub. bostonblogs. feedmap. = blogs by t stop (linked at universal hub) – needs participation
    • videoblogging and mefeedia (vlog remixing site). maybe jay dedman.
    • OPML bloggers
    • We still have on queue: Cameron Marlow on his blog survey dissertation, Molly Krause on H2O, Ivan Askwith on celebrity blogs, Wikimania reportback
    • We also need to reschedule Michael Feldman’s Why Blog/Blogging 101 Video Show, and Amanda Watlington’s session on search engine marketing your blog
  • Well wishes for Gregory
  • What else?
  • Eat:
    • Tonight: Penang
    • Last week: Seoul Food

Moved to a future week’s agenda:

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