ONA 2011 : Wrap Up

The Online News Association annual conference in Boston wrapped up Saturday night: it was a blast and a half. Monica Guzman and I led the live-blogging. Here’s the ONA schedule with links to each session’s reporting:

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TEDWomen : Seattle Stream

How are women shaping the future? TED is answering that question, in cooperation with The Paley Center for Media, with an inaugural event, TEDWomen. The event, being held in Washington, D.C. on Dec 7-8, is being streamed.

We are holding an informal “drop-in and watch party” at ThinkSpace in Redmond, with facilities for up to 50 attendees.

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WWW2010 : The Tweets

Using an export tool developed by Infinity Plus One (that’s @yoni – thanks to Jared Spool – @jmspool – for the tip), here are my tweets from the Future Web conference (#fw2010) that was concurrent with WWW2010 in Raleigh last week. I tweeted as @kegill as well as @kathy_live (sometimes same tweet from both accounts, but I tried to avoid that).

You can follow/read/find the 60 folks tweeting at #fw2010: http://twitter.com/#/list/kathy_live/future-web-2010

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Lessig On KUOW Today

Lawrence Lessig will be a guest on KUOW’s “The Conversation” with Ross Reynolds today (1-2pm, 6 February). He is the author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Lessig, a law professor at Stanford, is known for his views on copyright and advocacy for Creative Common licensing. He has switched his focus to political corruption and is co-founder of Change-Congress.org. KUOW (Seattle) is an NPR station.

Polling Place Photos, Videos and Tweets

There’s a widespread clamor for crowdsourced documentation at the polls this election: the NY Times “polling place photo project” … the PBS/YouTube “Video Your Vote” campaign … and the techPresident Twitter #VoteReport. Each project relies on the distributed network of connected and engaged voters.

Not one of these efforts would have been feasible in 2004 — that’s how much technology (ease of use, access) has changed in four short years. Remember, in 2004 there was no YouTube!

Students in the MCDM Digital Democracy class are developing an archive of digital media used on election day; some are also making a video. Feel free to join them!