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October 04, 2003

The Sociology of Blogging

Bloggercon is not a technology conference, its focus is on the sociology of blogging.

I have been asked why I, as a hard-core technologist, am here. For me there is a big future of weblogs in the academic research world. The whole cycle of paper writing and reviewing is way too long. Reporting on research while you are doing it is is important. Reporting on success as well as failures. Papers always report success which I think has only limited research value. We need to hear more about process instead of results. It also allows us to validate the results and makes it easier to repeat the work. There is enormous value in that.

It is also great to meet interesting people that are not computer scientists or cool software developers. Last night I hung out with Doc and Adam. None of the people around here realize that Adam also writes in Dutch and that his Dutch stories are very different from his English writings. It was fun to talk Dutch in the midst of all the English. Its a cheap form of crypto...

Adam & his 17" inch real estate

Posted by Werner Vogels at October 4, 2003 10:42 AM
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Comments

Hi - am trying to watch this all via Webcast and it is not working very well!
I am glad to see that there are people at Bloggercon commenting and reflecting on the material - and that it is not simply about the technology.
Looking forward to reading more of your updates (since I can't seem to view the discussions right now!)

Posted by: Netwoman on October 4, 2003 11:06 AM