Blog Day 2008 And Beyond

September 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

Yesterday was Blog Day, so as a good Internet citizen, I participated over at my personal blog, Paradoxologies. In participating in that exercise, I have been mulling over the meaning of community and what it means in the context of the Internet. I don’t know any of the bloggers that I wrote about well at all, but I obviously feel some connection to them, as they are all writers about topics that are of interest to me.  I have only met one of them in person, and I have corresponded with each of them over the months that I have been following them, and occasionally responding to their posts.

Not long ago, I read another blog post (though regrettably I don’t remember which) that called on other bloggers to commit to posting comments regularly. That post really got me thinking about how important it is to keep the momentum of this online grassroots network-building by actively participating. I continue to espousing the growth of this online public discourse, and I am committing to updating my blogs at least once a week, keeping up with the blogs I like, and regularly posting comments.

Building community through social networking tools is only going to be successful if we enocourage each other by engaging each other.

Magnolia Featured Linker

July 30, 2008 § Leave a comment

I’m such a geek and so excited that my favorite social bookmarking site has invited me to be a featured linker. My friend, Larry, is the founder of Magnolia, and he emailed me last week to see if I was interested. I was thrilled!

It may be a little thing, but I truly love this gem of a web tool. I have virtually met such nice and intelligent people there, discovered some very interesting links, and have been able to share a few of my own. I am happy to evangelize and spread the word about Magnolia. And if being a featured linker introduces me to yet more interesting folks, lucky me!

So, for the uninitiated, check it out, add me as a contact if you like, join some groups and discussions, and see what remarkable resources you find there!

Women Who Tech

June 1, 2008 § Leave a comment

I went to a local gathering of Women Who Tech today, and met some very nice people: Kara, Tiffany, and Rachel (we’re all following each other on Twitter now — thank goodness I have been Twittering recently! That was one of the first things they asked me). We introduced ourselves, and I confessed to being more of a user than a programmer, but they assured me that I fit in. Rachel pointed out that really most jobs these days are tech related. I’m grateful that the definition is broad enough to include neophytes like me.

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