I’m going to ask this room of varied but dedicated participants three familiar questions:
1. What is a blog?
It’s a web log. (So we’re getting somewhere… they’ve heard of this.)
One individual’s thoughts or expertise about something.
It’s on the web.
Others can write back to you and respond to your journal.
2. What is the read/write web?
You can read it and contribute to it.
What distinguishes it from user groups?
3. How might you use these technologies in your work?
As a basic class website.
To share information.
To exchange information globally.
To discuss a topic of the day.
These folks definitely know why they’re here… and they’ve heard of this stuff before… so we’re off to the races.