Blogging Institute Day 1

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.)
A journal.
One individual’s thoughts or expertise about something.
It’s on the web.
It’s shared.
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.