Blogher07 Summary, Fatblogging, and Rory is a Fish Pirate

Blogher I came home from Chicago absolutely knackered, as Eileen Brown would put it. The humidity and the time zone and the plane full of germs knocked the wind out of me. And then of course the inevitable post-trip-laundry-disorder sets in and you are buried in your own dirty socks. Fate worse than death. It…

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Blogher07 Chicago: First day update, including my community panel

Nights before I have to “present” in any way at conferences are always weird. I dream I miss the shuttle bus to the convention center, etc. I was up at 7 am Chicago time  (that’s 5 am in Seattle) and managed to eat breakfast, get to the keynote/general session, and do our speed dating networking…

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At Chicago Blogher07 – a fascinating place so far

After the incredible delayed plane and luggage hunt, Chicago emerged as fielding the wet-warm-towel humidity that makes you wish you didn’t have sweat glands. Fortunately, there were two drinking events to make up for it. I’ve managed to reconnect with Aliza Sherman, founder of Webgrrls way back when and current owner of www.babyfruit.com. When Robert…

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Getting to Blogher07, or, virtual reality vs. reality reality

Reading about how the Internet went down (well a key datacenter went out ) as my butt is parked in an airport, waiting for Chicago’s weather to clear up, I am reminded how spoiled and how humbled us tech people can be by…well, real life. I click my mouse and a magic window opens up. I…

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Josh Ledgard, Death Bunnies, and a cool drink of lemonade

First off, it was sad to see Josh Ledgard go…although in working on the sites that Telligent handles for Microsoft, he’s not going too too far away. Josh was one of the earliest members of “Drinking about Community” and someone I could always count on to understand and extend the thinking around community topics at…

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Speaking at Blogher in Chicago this July

Yay! I am going to be with a panel with other cool bloggers speaking about building online communities. (You can see the common thread to my speaking gigs. 🙂 They do a very interactive panel, so it’s not so much powerpoint decks and harrumphing but back and forth between the audience and the panel. Should…

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The difference one letter makes… Betsy goes from QnA to XNA…

I’m back from Merrie Olde England where I got a chance to hang out with a true Blog Queen – Eileen Brown, in the UK IT evangelism team . Last time I hung out with her in England, we were on our way to TechEd Amsterdam, and readying a blogging presentation together. This time was just for…

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The Ofone made my day!

Engadget’s summary of the Microsoft Ofone made my day. I’m actually going to replace my current Ancient Nokia very soon….  http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/09/microsoft-pranks-with-ofone-apple-rolls-eyes/  

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Web twitter

I think what has kept Twitter so vibrant for me – despite my skepticism post-SXSW hubbub about the applications, is that it lets me check things where I want to. So while others enjoy being IMed and SMSed and getting twitters real-time, I’ve got more of the “let’s read the next 140 character fortune cookie…

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Jason Calcanis – You Thin, Thin Thing :)

OK  this is awesomely post modern. Robert Scoble links to Jason Calcanis post, whereupon I follow it to lean Jason is encouraging others to link to  ….Jason Calcanis. There are some rules to get him to Link Back. Mostly, you have to indicate a photo of him that is thin, and say something charming and…

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