Kinja.com

Kinja.com

Somehow I missed the site Kinja.com completely: The about page says: Kinja is a weblog guide, collecting news and commentary from some of the best sites on the web. Visitors can browse items on topics, everything from food to sex. Or they can create a convenient...

Podcasting symposium

There is a podcasting conference at ISIS institute at Duke University (in North Carolina) next week. I also found this podcasting directory for educators and some information about podcasting in education from Apple UK. Speaking of podcasting: If there would be a...

Workshop on Blogging

I am in Hamburg at the Campus Innovation conference to offer a small 90-minute workshop on blogging together with Nico Lumma. There are many attendees from the E-Learning community and universities here. I hope I can spur some ideas… Notiz an die Teilnehmer:Die...

Technorati’s devils triangle

Molly Holzschlag has an interesting report of her visit at Technorati. She has some technological insights and especially some words about tagging blog posts for Technorati. There is an animation (20MB) showing the growth rate of tag usage in...

Geman politicians and weblogs

Here is a short review about some weblogs politicians from Germany are writing. Obviously many have ghost writers and don’t write themselves. They don’t get it. A weblog is not about updated news in a different way – it is an effective way to...

Bloggers need not apply?

An interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about webloggers that apply for academic positions claiming that most blogs are not benefitial: Our blogger applicants came off reasonably well at the initial interview, but once we hung up the phone and...

Are weblogs different to forums?

Peter Baumgartner and Leiff Pullich (after giving a presentation about weblogs in education) had a discussion with others at the Fernuniverstität Hagen about the differences between classical forums and weblogs for discussion: In several occasions we had no convincing...

Removing simplicity in blogging?

Mark Bernstein writes that Tinderbox is perfectly well suited for structured blogging. It’s basically a concept to add metadata to blog posts. Tinderbox originally was designed with personal content management and hypertext authoring in mind – not...

Podcasting nonsense

My prediction for podcasting & weblogging: It will remain as a method for distributing files via RSS-style subscription. But I don’t think it will have much impact in the blogging area. Most podcasts created by bloggers are simply too boring. They...

Presentation about weblogs in Hagen

I am going to present about weblogs in higher education at an event at the Univeristy of Hagen next week. I am not quite sure what the audience is expecting and what how this topic is going to fit into the day. I think the (german) presentations will be video taped...