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Blogging has changed for me. A lot. But maybe not enough.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

It’s not really bye-bye Berkman blog, but I have had my own domain for ages – and today I decided to post something there. It’s about my perceptions of how blogging and online conversations have changed over the years.

I dreamed I saw some posts last night…

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Such a vivid dream: I wrote several long, tremendously satisfying blog posts. Once I woke up, I realized they weren’t there – yet. But at least I know they are there. PS: Apologies to Billy Bragg (I dreamed I saw Phil Ochs last night) with regard to my title – it was just a silly […]

Dialing down

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Not sure what’s in the air, but I feel an immense quietude settling around me: everyone seems either muted or not saying anything I’m hearing, and I feel the same way about my own voice. (Is anyone reading this? Listening? I doubt it… I feel entirely erased somehow. And island-bound.) I could write a diatribe […]

Blogging as gleaning?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

My aching back suggests that blogging is like gleaning: it keeps me (intellectually) alive, but is generally thankless and often backbreaking. But the analogy is as artificial as a 19th century Salon painting.

Blog Birthday: 7 years!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Seven years ago yesterday (March 31, 2003) I posted my first entry on this site, Powers of Discrimination & SARS. For some reason, I’ve been convinced that my first post was April 1, 2003. But whether March 31 or April 1, this blogging endeavor hasn’t been a joke. Seven years. And now it might all […]

Follow up on commenting, and Facebook

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Proliferating platforms for blog posts allow comments to go all over the map. What do you do when some comments on a public post end up in a walled garden (like Facebook)?

What’s my domain?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I’m very fortunate. Since March/ April 2003 I’ve been able to blog for free, hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. It’s an option open to anyone with a Harvard email address. While we all started with Radio Userland, Berkman switched everyone over to WordPress couple of years ago. But presumably because it’s […]

Blogging in 4 places…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Just a note to let everyone know that in addition to this blog and the blog for MetroCascade, I also occasionally blog for the MetroCascade events blog, and I recently – since 2/11, making good on a long-standing promise – started blogging at Vibrant Victoria’s blog. Someone has to do it. There are so many […]

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