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09/30/2004 Meeting Notes

2004/09/30 Meeting notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • WK: Wendy Koslow
  • j: j Baumgart
  • Sun
  • BI: Bill Ives

  • BM: Bruce McHenry
  • Arvin
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon, Berkman Fellow


  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • JD: Jared Dunn
  • RO: Ryan Overbey
  • SG: Steve Garfield
  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher
  • JS: John Sequeira
  • PS: Pito Salas
  • DW: David Weinberger
  • GR: Gregor Rothfuss
  • SR: Shimon Rura
  • JA: Josh Ain
  • JSJ: Scott Johnson
  • LW: Lisa Williams
  • GR: Gregor Rothfuss
  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • BI: Bill Ives

  • DW: David Weinberger, Berkman Fellow
  • WA: Warren Agin, a bankruptcy lawyer and new Frassler
  • NP: Nathan Paxton of Nate Knows Nada
  • JD2: James Day
  • SP: Steve Pomeroy
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon –>

    There will be no Webcast.



    • ABCD WWW working group meeting, Oct. 13, 3:30-5pm
    • Bill Ives of Portals and KM on knowledge management and blogging and that sort of thing
      • Personal knowledge management and such
      • found two Indian blogs, found them interesting, wrote about them
      • book reviews and blogging–he does book reviews on his blogs and received a book from a publisher once as a result
      • communication among bloggers is important, fosters professional relationships
      • he can track some communication through his blog posts; they’re searchable that way
      • he writes in Word first–it gives him independent storage in case his blog software ever goes down or disappears
      • allows synthesis and creativity
      • He blogs restaurant reviews quite a bit because he doesn’t necessarily trust the reviews/reviewers. He appreciates reviews from friends, people he knows because he knows their tastes, trusts their opinions.
        • he is soliciting reviews
        • he does 5-6 at a time, but will take more if he can break them into series
        • looks for cities all over the world
        • did Zurich as a total coincidence to OSCOM, not because he knew people would be going there for the conference
      • he does business on the weekdays, music and food on the weekends
        • he didn’t want to have multiple blogs, so he combined the topics
        • he thinks it helps with Google rankings and mentioned people searching for slow cooked ribs will find his site
      • Wendy talked about the five blogs she works on, focusing on two
      • Rebecca also talked about her two blogs and TypePad
      • Bill started blogging in May
      • He asks: do journalists who blog stay on topic more because they’re trained professionally to do so?
    • Garrett, Kris, Christina, and j doing a dry run of their ASIST presentation?
      • Yes. Pick a date.
    • Changing the IRC channel to #berkmanbloggroup
      • Yes. Let’s change the channel beginning next week.
    • The Harvard University Gazette Calendar published a notice for our group! Yea!
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