More comments from exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism.
Len Witt on public journalism: if the journalists don't get it, the citizens and the bloggers certainly do.
I don't know if it's disconcerting or value-added, but as Len Witt was speaking, Akin or Gillmor were coughing up web pages related to Witt's spoken asides: Breslin's thoughts on gatekeepers, OhMyNews, Technorati, Amazon book listings ... all projected on a 10x10 screen. The mark of a truly interactive presentation and some skilled (and probably compulsively addicted) web surfers.
Gillmor: the ability to do a blog is irrelevant if the education system has failed the audiences that would most profit from the technology and the capabilities.
Warren Kinsella: blogging is punk rock media.
Kinsella thinks his presentation is going to go over like a lead zepplin. Maybe, given his recent vacation, that should be Dread Zeppelin.
Kinsella, a Liberal Party organizer in part of his life, has organized his PPT around the concept of a proposed electoral campaign for blogging. I hope he makes this available online.
Kinsella: blogs are a Hegelian dialectic on speed.
Kinsella: Blogs are pithy as heck, but faddish. Are they the digital pet rock?
Kinsella again: how to make sure blogs last past Christmas: tell a story; be brief; leave no charge unanswered.
Kinsella's blogging pyramid of power, from the pointy heads at the top: the big bananas; commentariat; the chattering classes; and, the rest of us. I like the commentariat characterization - it sounds like a Soviet social club.