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May 16, 2007

Web 2.0 –The Machine Is Us/ing Us — EngagingConflicts.Com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 3:40 am

Kansas State University cultural anthropology professor Michael Wesch created a popular video explaining concepts of “Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.” He placed it on YouTube in February 2007, where it was viewed 1.8 million times in six weeks. This is his final version, slightly revised and cleaned up:

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March 29, 2007

Engaging Conflicts Celebrates First Anniversary, and Asks Us To Ask: Are Librarians Totally Obsolete? (The Answer Is No) — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 9:15 am

intricate-wooden-carving-against-turquise-sky.jpgI’m late writing this, both in terms of the hour of the day (it’s after 10 a.m. local time) and from when I found this article (that was on February 26th, and it was itself published on January 30th). But I want to post today, because today is the one year anniversary of the first Engaging Conflicts posts! (Here is the link to the first post: Why Speak of Spirit and Conflict In the Same Breath?  Thank you, all, very much for your kind support and appreciation and help. I appreciate your kindness.

And I wanted to post about the article Are Librarians Totally Obsolete? because they aren’t, and we need to be reminded of all the reasons why. To me, it’s about literacy, and critical thought, and being able to use the wonderful resources available on the net and elsewhere (like in libraries) without being unduly distracted or lost because of everything else (overwhelmingly) available on the net. I love the net, and I want people to know how to use it well, and to know where else to go.

Here are the highlights of the 33 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important in Will Sherman’s superb article, and his Conclusion:

1. Not everything is available on the internet

2. Digital libraries are not the internet

3. The internet isn’t free

4. The internet complements libraries, but it doesn’t replace them

5. School Libraries and Librarians Improve Student Test Scores

6. Digitization Doesn’t Mean Destruction

7. In fact, digitization means survival

8. Digitization is going to take a while. A long while.

9. Libraries aren’t just books

10. Mobile devices aren’t the end of books, or libraries

11. The hype might really just be hype

12. Library attendance isn’t falling – it’s just more virtual now

13. Like businesses, digital libraries still need human staffing

14. We just can’t count on physical libraries disappearing

15. Google Book Search “don’t work”

16. Physical libraries can adapt to cultural change

17. Physical libraries are adapting to cultural change

18. Eliminating libraries would cut short an important process of cultural evolution

19. The internet isn’t DIY

20. Wisdom of crowds is untrustworthy, because of the tipping point

21. Librarians are the irreplaceable counterparts to web moderators

22. Unlike moderators, librarians must straddle the line between libraries and the internety.

23. The internet is a mess

24. The internet is subject to manipulation

25. Libraries’ collections employ a well-formulated system of citation

26. It can be hard to isolate concise information on the internet

27. Libraries can preserve the book experience

28. Libraries are stable while the web is transient

29. Libraries can be surprisingly helpful for news collections and archives

30. Not everyone has access to the internet

31. Not everyone can afford books

32. Libraries are a stopgap to anti-intellectualism

33. Old books are valuable

Conclusion
Society is not ready to abandon the library, and it probably won’t ever be. Libraries can adapt to social and technological changes, but they can’t be replaced. While libraries are distinct from the internet, librarians are the most suited professionals to guide scholars and citizens toward a better understanding of how to find valuable information online. Indeed, a lot of information is online. But a lot is still on paper. Instead of regarding libraries as obsolete, state and federal governments should increase funding for improved staffing and technology. Rather than lope blindly through the digital age, guided only by the corporate interests of web economics, society should foster a culture of guides and guideposts. Today, more than ever, libraries and librarians are extremely important for the preservation and improvement of our culture.

 Bravo, Will! 

Please remember to change your bookmark to the new site: www.EngagingConflicts.com.

January 18, 2007

Public Insight Journalism — Web-enabled Great Citizen Journalism — EngagingConflicts.com

I’ll be interviewing Michael Skoler later this winter for more about his work with Minnesota Public Radio’s innovative “Public Insight Journalism” — an innovative citizen journalism program. Michael is Executive Director of the Minnesota Public Radio’s and American Public Media’s new Center for Innovation in Journalism. Here’s a start about this program:

What is Public Insight Journalism?
Public Insight Journalism is a new way for Minnesota Public Radio journalists to find the best sources and the best information. The centerpiece of Public Insight Journalism is the Public Insight Network – a group of thousands of Minnesotans who have agreed to help us cover the news.

Every week, we ask people in that network to share their observations, knowledge and expertise with us. We take that information, distill it, and pass it on to our reporters and editors. They may follow up with a request for more information, or perhaps an interview.

We believe that this new approach to journalism will make Minnesota Public Radio an even more trusted and credible source of news and information.

For more information, go here: Minnesota Public Radio’s FAQ about Public Insight Journalism, and here.

Remember to move your bookmark and go to Engaging Conflict’s new home!  Go to www.EngagingConflicts.com.

January 9, 2007

Engaging Conflicts In 2007 — EngagingConflicts.com

Please note the new address: http://www.EngagingConflicts.com.

In 2007, Engaging Conflicts will continue to center on issues identified by Bernie Mayer’s Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution, Chris Honeyman’s Theory to Practice work (focusing on his new book, The Negotiator’s Fieldbook: the Desk Reference for the Experienced Negotiator, co-edited with Andrea Kupfer Schneider), and the October 2006 Keystone Consolidating Our Collective Wisdom conference; as well as my Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! program – use of the new social media on the internet for professional, personal and business development. I’ll provide Tips, Treats, and Tools, and talk about Health, Conflict and Stress, on occasion, too.

Some Guest Bloggers In 2007

Planned guest bloggers for 2007 include Kristine Paranica, J.D., Administrative Director and Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) on transformative mediation and practice; and John Lande, J.D., Director of the Master of Laws Program In Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, on cooperative law, as distinguished from collaborative law.

In Engaging Conflicts Today, the newsletter (subscribe by clicking in the sidebar!), I’ve planned interviews with Bernie Mayer, John Paul Lederach, Robert Benjamin, Chris Honeyman, Janis Magnuson (of Janis Publications), Diane Levin (of the Online Guide To Mediation blog), Jack Cooley, John Stephens, Ann Gosline, and Howard Gadlin, among others. And, as I said, The Negotiator’s Fieldbook, Chris Honeyman’s and Andrea Kupfer Schneider’s new book, will also be highlighted in 2007 (in both the newsletter and in the blog), with reviews, summaries and interviews.

At the new site, you’ll see the administrative categories tabbed across the topbar (Welcome, Contact, Why Engaging Conflicts?, Guest Bloggers, RSS FAQ). The first box at the top of the right sidebar lets you search the blog using keywords. You can then bookmark the blog at Technorati (use the green icon); subscribe to the blog for free at FeedBurner (use the orange icon); and then subscribe to Engaging Conflicts Today by clicking on the blue hyperlinked “Free Engaging Conflicts Newsletter!” I have fewer categories. Also, each post now allows linking with 13 different social content and social bookmarking websites, e.g., del.icio.us, digg and smarking. (If you don’t know what any of these terms and options are, spend some time in the Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! category!) Finally, I’ve disabled commenting, to help save the site from robotic spamming – write me privately, and I’ll respond, though.

REMEMBER: Please move your bookmark, and — try something new! — subscribe to Engaging Conflicts! If you’d like to learn more about RSS or web feeds from a podcast or blog consumer’s point of view, visit our RSS FAQ.

January 8, 2007

RSS Feeds Allow Subscriptions To Blogs and Podcasts — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:58 am

Once I stop cross-posting, you’ll need to go to the new Engaging Conflict’s website for current posts. When you go there, you will see this orange icon in the right sidebar:

Click the icon on the left to SUBSCRIBE FREE via standard RSS or your favorite web aggregator.

If you don’t currently have an RSS reader, we suggest the free reader available at Blogines.

For more information on RSS, please read our RSS/Web Feed tutorial. Or call 253-851-5542 for help. Remember it’s free and you don’t have to supply us with any personal information.

REMEMBER: Please move your bookmark, and — try something new! — subscribe to Engaging Conflicts! If you’d like to learn more about RSS or web feeds from a podcast or blog consumer’s point of view, visit our RSS FAQ.

January 7, 2007

TWiT Technology News Review of 2006 Includes Skype As Application Of the Year — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:16 am

Please note: this blog has moved to EngagingConflicts.com — please reset your bookmarks. I’ll cross-post for a while, yet.

I referred to TWiT recently (here: TWIT [The WEEK In TECH] netcast network site) which Time Magazine named as one of the top 10 podcasts of 2006. The program this week looked back at the news that made 2006 and ahead into 2007, here. Among other news, TWiT identified Skype as application of the year (see here for my earlier post with Skype’s announcement of unlimited calling to landlines and cellphones in the US and Canada for $30/year, but only $15 if you sign up by January 31, 2007).

January 2, 2007

Podcasting in 2007 — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 4:22 am

Please note: this blog has moved to EngagingConflicts.com — please reset your bookmarks, accordingly. I’ll cross-post for a while, yet.

I’ll be podcasting in 2007. Readers here have been watching me get my feet wet (here’s my vBlog post from PodCamp West– San Francisco, made for Geoff Sharp’s mediation vBlog project ; a post about the podcasters’ internet marketing issues panel I was on at the conference, and a post with more about PodCamp’s agenda, including the legal issues in podcasting panel I was on). Podcasting is an exciting development in use of the internet, and fast-growing, and, really, attorneys and mediators need to understand what it is.

Here’s some background, and observations on trends, from a leader in this new social media, Scott Bourne, variously of several tightly focused blogs and podcasts, including the PodcastingTricks.com blog, and the iLifezone.com blog and podcast associated with the TWIT [The WEEK In TECH] netcast network site. TWIT itself was named by Time Magazine as one of the top 10 podcasts of 2006.

Background (from Scott’s PodcastingTricks.com blog):

Here is what podcasting is and why it matters.

A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files that you can download and listen or view at your convenience on a personal media player (such as an iPod), computer, DVD player, or CD player.

Listeners don’t have to remember to visit the sites they are interested in to get the latest posting. Instead, they can subscribe (usually at no charge) to the ones they want. Their podcatcher software will periodically download the latest postings or episodes.

In the podcast universe, distribution distinguishes this medium: You don’t have to rely on your audience to check back for new content that you post. Once they have added your “show” to their playlist, they’ll automatically receive it each time you post a new episode. In other words, it’s much like choosing which programs you want to record on your TIVo.

And personal media players fit the lifestyle of people on the go by being small and portable. It’s a way for corporate marketers to extend their content distribution beyond their audience’s desktop computer. Listeners can access your content on their commute, in the gym, or while sitting in the airport.

More background: Podcasting FAQs by PodcastingTricks.com.

2006’s Important Podcasting Trends by PodcastingTricks.com

I’m learning the technology now, with an iMac with its preinstalled Garageband podcasting software, a professional quality microphone, and access to online training videos at lynda.com, including Scott’s own Podcasting with GarageBand 3.

Scott, thank you for making podcasting so much more accessible to us all.

December 28, 2006

Online Dispute Resolution and Web 2.0 — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 10:54 am

Please note: this blog has moved to EngagingConflicts.com — please reset your bookmarks, accordingly. I’ll cross-post for a while, yet.

Colin Rule is one of the leaders in online dispute resolution — possibly even “the” leader, given his extensive and unique experience which includes his current position as director of dispute resolution for ebay.com. He has a short article over at mediate.com overviewing the rich toolbox that can be utilized by web designers and programmers, including use of audio and video over the internet, for conflict resolution.

December 15, 2006

Skype Will Provide Unlimited Calls to Landlines and Cell Phones In the US and Canada For $30 a Year, $15 If You Sign Up By January 31 — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:50 am

Skype has announced that effective January 1, 2007, it will offer unlimited calling to landlines and cellphones in the US and Canada for $30/year, the New York Times reported this week. And, even better, the cost is only $15 if you sign up by January 31, 2007. The plan also provides at least an hour of international calling, and coupons for discounts on Skype tech purchases.
Skype has 136 million registered users worldwide, and calls between them are always free. Here’s the Skype link, for more information.

REMEMBER! I have moved the Engaging Conflicts blog to a new site — I’ll cross post here for a while, but please go to:  www.EngagingConflicts.com. 

December 10, 2006

Podcamp West San Francisco Panel: Marketing Using the Net — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 4:06 pm

I’m still in the process of moving my blog from the WordPress site to here, at EngagingConflicts.com. Please bear with me, and remember to look THERE, not here for posts (I’ll cross-post for a while, though)! But here’s a photo showing the range of experiences offered at PodCamp from one of the panels I was on — from l., Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of Brave Men Run – A Novel of the Sovereign Era, DIY (Do It Yourself) advocate and founding member of the Podcast Guild; me, Engaging Conflicts author and host Gini Nelson; Shahram Shokrian, Podcast Hosting PODKIVE; and Tim Street, Exec. Producer, French Maid TV.podcamp-panel.jpg

November 30, 2006

Engaging Conflicts Moving While Gini vBlogs To the vBlog Project From PodCamp West — EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:59 am

Welcome to my “old” blog site! It will take me a little more time to finish the move from here to my new site at engagingconflicts.com, so please read archives here, and go there for what’s new. This move will be completed shortly. In the meantime, PodCamp allowed me to do my first vBlog (video blog) — posted here at Geoff Sharp’s Mediation vBlog Project. All I can say about PodCamp and the people I met and experiences I had there, is, well, — wikis and podcasts and blogs, oh my!

November 20, 2006

mBlog Central Premiers With Top Mediation Blog Feeds In One Place! – EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 4:29 am

New Zealand attorney mediator Geoff Sharpe has added mBlog Central to his mediation vBlog project (earlier discussed here). As he says:

Read the latest headlines from a selection of the most active and well read mediation blogs… all in one place!

Blog “feeds” are great ways to quickly and easily review the content of blogs — you can read the headlines, and click on them, to be taken directly to the post. Geoff currently has feeds for 11 mediation-related blogs and podcast, including my Engaging Conflicts.

Bravo, Geoff, and thank you!

November 19, 2006

Podcamp West – San Francisco, Day Two Includes Using New Media In Marketing, and Using Podcasting For Independent, Community-Rich Self-Expression – EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 9:52 am

PodCamp continues. Yesterday’s program is here. I’m also on a panel today, on marketing using the new media, which I believe is one of the three most important professional or business uses of the internet. But I’m especially looking forward to this session, which highlights another important use:

Community Imperialism in DIY (Do It Yourself) Media & DIY Ethics (Panel) – Matthew Wayne Selznick, Eric Rice, Chris Heuer – The theme of the conversation would be to place podcasting in line as the latest means of independent, community-rich self-expression. While not denying or disparaging commercial possibilities for podcasting, The Panel will emphasize the community, DIY, and creative aspects of the media. The audience will be engaged by asking how they have contributed to (or been affected by) the podcasting community, and ask for ideas and suggestions on how the community can continue to feed itself while remaining accessible to new creators. The session will energize existing podcasters, inspire and encourage new podcasters, and remind the “how can I make money at this” podcasters that contributing to the community and strengthening the medium is just as important to their growth as subscriber numbers.

November 18, 2006

Podcamp West – San Francisco, Day One Includes Legal Issues In Podcasting – EngagingConflicts.com

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 10:00 am

First, my apologies that I did not continue yesterday with #3 of the Dispute Resolution and the Hierarchy of Legal Scholarship series, as I had intended. For some reason, I thought I would do it before I left for Podcamp in San Francisco, where I now am, even though I had to get on the road to the airport by 5 a.m.! Enough said? I’ll restart the series on Monday after Thanksgiving (here are the links to #1, and #2).

Podcamp starts today! There are some 250 registrants, and a full day planned. (And then it continues tomorrow!) If you are in the San Francisco area, and not yet registered, you can still make it!

Sessions:
Sessions spread over two days will focus on planning for content, content creation, content publishing and subscription models, production quality, tools, recording techniques, video composition, editing skills, audio & video post production techniques. Also included are sessions on Monetization of New Media formats, Podcasting and Video Blogging and impact of new media on business, Directly communicating with customers in Web 2.0 world, New Media marketing and public relations. The sessions are held in the format of a conversation with the people in the room participating actively.

There are 6 Main Hall/Track 1 Sessions following the Welcome and Keynote Panel, including Session 4, the panel I’m on discussing legal issues relating to podcasting:

TRACK 1 Main Hall – Saturday – November 18th.
Session 1 (12:00 – 12:40pm) Welcome to PodCampWest and Keynote Panel: Future of new Media
Session 2 (1:00 – 1:40pm) Up and running with Podcasting (Panel) – Sallie Goetsh, Kris Smith, Jerry Franklin, Kevin Crossman, Greg Albrecht – Topics discussed will include – What the heck is podcasting, How easy it is to get a podcast off the ground, Podcasting on a Mac, Web design for podcasting, Using open source tool Audacity for Production and Production techniques, What is syndication, RSS feeds and authenticated RSS feeds
Session 3 (2:00 – 2:40pm) Veteran Podcasters’ Share the Tips and Tricks/Do’s and Don’ts (Panel) – Joe Klein, Michael Geoghegan, Michael Butler, JaDonnelly, Vic Podcaster, Marcus Couch – Long-time veteran podcasters pass along their experience and wisdom. Topics include starting a podcast, promoting the podcast, building and maintaining a loyal listener base, keeping the content fresh and compelling and resisting premature “Podfade.” Learn from seasoned pros who have enjoyed ongoing online success.
Session 4 (3:00 – 3:40pm) Legal Issues related to Podcasting and Copyrights (Panel) – Colette Vogele, Micki Kimmel, Gini Nelson
Session 5 (4:00 – 4:40pm) Understanding the Voodoo of Greenscreen – Alex Lindsay – Learn what makes a difference and how to make the most of greenscreen video. Alex Lindsay from the Pixel Corps will walk you through the technical aspects of greenscreen removal while keeping the conversation easy for even beginners to understand.
  Alex Lindsay worked on “Star Wars: Episode 1” at Lucasfilm and then as part Industrial Light and Magic’s “Rebel Mac Unit”. He has since founded the Pixel Corps, Guild for Content Creators and dvGarage, a developer of tools and training for the visual effects community. The Pixel Corps has 18 podcasts in production or pre- production including Macbreak, Macbreak Weekly, The VFX Show, This Week in Media, and Inside the Black Box.
Session 6 (5:00 – 5:40 pm ) Greenscreen Shooting live demo – Alex Lindsay See an actual greenscreen shoot take place while Alex talks about the do’s and don’ts of sreenscreen set-up and shooting. You will learn how to light and manage a greenscreen shoot so that you can get the most out of whatever equipment you have. Alex will show both DV and high-end 1080p HD shooting.
PodCamp Party (6:00 – 8:00pm) After Party at Cafe Du Nord Bar for PodCampWest attendees only- Please ensure that you are pre-registered on Wiki ( By registering on Wiki you will automatically make it to the guest list.

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November 9, 2006

Web Science Includes the Social Impacts of Web 2.0

A Thinking Ethics post from Nov. 6:

Web science

MIT and the University of Southampton, UK, are launching the new field of Web Science. The research will guide the future design and use of the world wide web. Tim Berners-Lee says the web is full of blogs that are inaccurate, defamatory and have uncheckable information. This new program is aimed at adding intelligence to the web, and will cover things like trust, responsibility, empathy, and privacy. It looks like Web 2.0 will be kinder and gentler. more

The link goes to a New York Times article:

Web science, the researchers say, has social and engineering dimensions. It extends well beyond traditional computer science, they say, to include the emerging research in social networks and the social sciences that is being used to study how people behave on the Web.

Further:

Web science represents “a pretty big next step in the evolution of information,” said Eric E. Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, who is a computer scientist. This kind of research, Schmidt added, is “likely to have a lot of influence on the next generation of researchers, scientists and, most importantly, the next generation of entrepreneurs who will build new companies from this.”

Web science is related to another emerging interdisciplinary field called services science. This is the study of how to use computing, collaborative networks and knowledge in disciplines ranging from economics to anthropology to lift productivity and develop new products in the services sector, which represents about three-fourths of the United States economy. Services science research is being supported by technology companies like I.B.M., Accenture and Hewlett-Packard, and by the National Science Foundation.

And:

Ben Shneiderman, a professor at the University of Maryland, said Web science was a promising idea. “Computer science is at a turning point, and it has to go beyond algorithms and understand the social dynamics of issues like trust, responsibility, empathy and privacy in this vast networked space,” Shneiderman said. “The technologists and companies that understand those issues will be far more likely to succeed in expanding their markets and enlarging their audiences.”

 

November 8, 2006

Podcamp West – San Francisco — Not Just For Bloggers, Podcasters, and Video Bloggers (Vloggers)

It’s for everyone who wants to understand the new media better. I just checked – 128 registrants so far for Podcamp West – San Francisco, November 18 – 19, 2006. Are you coming? It’s an UnConference:

The power of an UnConference is you get FREE access to ideas, thoughts, best practices, and the true “wisdom of crowds” simply by registering and attending. An UnConference brings people with many different skill sets together with the spirit of sharing and learning. We’re audio and video podcasters, enthusiasts, businesspeople, hobbyists, musicians, promoters, marketers, and people who generally want to understand more about the new media space. We would like everyone to participate in some form or another and learn.

Here’s who should attend:

Podcamp West is for people interested in new media. Bloggers, Podcasters, Video Bloggers (Vloggers) are the people, who the conference serves best. If you’re interested in doing something with new media, you’ll want to attend. Are you an individual or school or library wondering how to incorporate podcasting into projects and community events? Are you a corporation type wondering how you should get involved in new Media? Are you a venture group thinking about whether to invest in this new media space? Come to PodCamp West, learn, share and you will have the answers.

Sessions:

Sessions spread over two days will focus on planning for content, content creation, content publishing and subscription models, production quality, tools, recording techniques, video composition, editing skills, audio & video post production techniques. Also included are sessions on Monetization of New Media formats, Podcasting and Video Blogging and impact of new media on business, Directly communicating with customers in Web 2.0 world, New Media marketing and public relations. The sessions are held in the format of a conversation with the people in the room participating actively.

Venue:

Podcamp West is being held in San Francisco at the historic Swedish American Hall. The venue has access to a few large areas to assemble for sessions and areas earmarked for decompressing and for demo tables. The venue is very accessible by public transport – you can ride a train, take a bus, or just ride your bike. It’s VERY accessible to folks either coming from far away or locally. Parking around is generally paid parking or unless you get a lucky parking spot on the road.

It’s free to attend but you do have to register. I’ve linked to the registration site in this earlier post, or go here.
Hope to see you there!

October 25, 2006

Wiki PodCamp West – San Francisco, Nov. 18-19, 2006

Filed under: Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 4:32 am

A wiki is an online site several people can access to edit — you can develop projects collaboratively, each contributing as they can or want. Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is the best known wiki.

I’m going to camp next month — podcamp to be more specific — to spend a weekend with podcasters, bloggers and other lovers of the newest social uses of the internet. The PodCamp West – San Francisco site is itself a wiki, and if you go there, you’ll see what one looks like. Maybe you’ll sign up yourself! I’ll be announcing my new wiki November 1, so please come back!

Well, maybe podcamp isn’t specific enough — it’s short for podcasting camp. A podcast is an audio file on the internet that you can listen to from your computer, or download to an ipod to take away and listen later. I’ll also be posting “podcasts” starting November 1. promotepodcampwestsf.JPG

The Mediation vBlog Project

A great new project is now live! Geoff Sharp, a commercial mediator and barrister (lawyer) in New Zealand, hosts short video clips by real mediators, on whatever topics they want to share at his new project. Here’s more (click on the link to go directly to the site):

 

Welcome to the Mediation vBlog Project!

The idea behind the Mediation vBlog Project is to take advantage of recent video sharing technology to post short video clips of mediators everywhere at work. The more ‘live’ the better. The site provides a platform for mediators from around the globe to share their skills by video. Simple really. Let’s roll!

[This is] the first, the very first, to track our practice and all things mediation by video blog – a kind of mediation genome project by video blog.

My idea is to take advantage of recent video sharing technology to post short video clips of mediators everywhere at work, the more live the better. The growth of video social networking is amazing with 60,000 new videos uploaded every day and over 100 million viewed every day, as more people explore this type of online medium.

Bravo, Geoff!

October 11, 2006

Keystone Conferees Welcome! Skype and Teleconference Call-In Details.

Filed under: Business,Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:22 am

UPDATE OF ONLINE TELECONFERENCE CALL-IN AND SKYPE NUMBERS:

Here’s more information about calling in to Thursday’s free online teleconference for mediators and lawyers on marketing using the internet. I’m a panelist for it and it’s both a continuation of Cyberweek 2006 (that included participation of Keystone Conference attendees Colin Rule, Rachel Wohl, Cynthia Savage, Barbara Wilson and myself), and a program sponsored by the Colorado bar association’s ADR section and the Colorado mediation association – one of their joint monthly brownbag get-togethers. Please pass the information on to anyone else who might be interested.

The call in number from a land line or cell phone in North America is 1-712-432-4000, and when there, enter the code (conference room) number : 565 0382. For more on the teleconference, please see earlier post here, and for more about Skype see this earlier post.  Online registration will give you more information about use of chat and .pdf “handouts” in advance of the teleconference.  Finally, please also see the next paragraph (which I’ve copied in from the online site, so font is different):

The call in number from telephones in the United Kingdom is 0870 119 2350 and the code (conference room) number is the same as above 565 0382. There are other EU access numbers listed through the online registration site [and shown below]: If you are using Skype the number to call out to the teleconfence connection is:

+99008275650382 [the + preceeding the number is required]

How to connect: The teleconferences will be live over the internet via Skype and via dial up connections from telephone land lines in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and some other EU countries. Power point slides and other visuals will be available for down load before and/or viewing on line during the conferences.

The Vapps, Inc. phone bridge that makes this possible will handle up to 500 participants calling in from Skype and land lines. The phone bridge is being provided at no charge. However, participants calling in by telephone will be subject to the long-distance charge that the participant’s long-distance carrier. In the case of many calling cards and long distance plans this is about 5 cents a minute. There is no charge for the Skype service and the software required may be downloaded from: http://skype.com/

To test from a telephone the call in numbers are as follows:

In the US and Canada, call 1-712-432-4000

Calling from Europe, call
In Austria: 0820 400 01562
In Belgium: 0703 59 984
In France: 0826 100 266
In Germany 01805 00 7620
In UK: 0870 119 2350

See you there!

October 10, 2006

Landline and Cell Phone Call In Number for Marketing Mediation Online Teleconference

Filed under: Business,Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs, Oh My! — Gini @ 5:09 am

Here’s the more information about calling in to Thursday’s free online teleconference for mediators and lawyers on marketing using the internet.  I’m a panelist for it and it’s both a continuation of Cyberweek 2006 and a program sponsored by the Colorado bar association’s ADR section and the Colorado mediation association – one of their joint monthly brownbag get-togethers. Please pass the information on to anyone else who might be interested.  The call in number from a land line or cell phone is 1-712-432-4000,
and then, enter the code (conference room) number : 565 0382.  (Get the Skype call in details via the on-site registration.)  For more on the teleconference, please see yesterday’s post here.
See you there!

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