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2006/05/11 Meeting Notes

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  • DG: Dan Gillmor
  • CR: Colin Rhinesmith
  • ZB: Zack Braiker
  • MW: Mal Watlington
  • AW: Amanda Watlington
  • LW: Lisa Williams
  • Courtney: Wicked Local Plymouth, a really cool community site owned by a local newspaper chain
  • BI: Bill Ives
  • BW: Bill Wendell
  • j
  • IN: Ilya Nikokoshev
  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher

    Welcome, Beyond Broadcast participants!


    • Introductions
    • May 11: Dan Gillmor
      • We’re going around the room talking about our projects. There’s a lot of interest in learning what Courtney does, so we started with her.
      • Courtney of Wicked Local Plymouth, a really cool community site owned by a local newspaper chain, told us about what she’s doing with the site, how the newspaper is working to get people involved.
      • BI explains what he does with Portals & KM
      • DG asks who stays on topic with their blogs. A few of us say we do.
      • IN has a question about Technorati’s charts showing the usage of life and death tags. He wants to know why there are such big spikes.
      • How do people get access to news in places where people really don’t like the government and are actively working to rise against it, especially if/when the government controls the news?
      • ZB, new media consultant, writes a lot about ads he sees, bits from real life, etc., etc.
      • Why do I smell pizza so intensely?
      • AW: Blogs and Feeds and rowing
      • RF: the guy by the door, who is now working off WordPress
      • MW: gets a lot of readers through RSS
      • EG just IMed to say she and CR got pizza. They’re working late for Beyond Broadcast stuff.
      • LW on H20town
      • j
      • IN pointed out a bad link on our blog.
    • One Web Day brainstorming party @ John Harvard’s, Tuesday May 9, 7pm
    • Upcoming events of interest:
    • Various upcoming & potential stuff on our schedule:
      • May 18: Scott Johnson of Ookles
      • 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 (RMack? Eric Priest when he returns from Asia?)
      • 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:
      • Last week: Cambridge Common
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