A big perk for this storm-induced switch to an online class is that we got to deviate from the protocols stated in the syllabus. The good and bad of trying something new each brought experience.
A tip on how to deal with the storm and aftermath of Hurricane Gustav this week: Join Twitter.
While I’m not going to be in Montreal, I am planning to follow some of the activity being posted online. In addition to the obvious wiki coverage, WikiSym is rife with experienced bloggers and (hopefully) a few Twitterers. There are some events that are accessible online, even if the face-to-face discussion is not.
This morning in Montreal, WikiSym 2007 kicked off without me. Funding, academic workload, and the bizarre coordination of American train schedules kept me from the trip north. I am most sad about missing a full day today of Open Spaces, an unconference within a conference. However, I will still get to participate in a political wiki panel with Michael Pilling and Kate Raynes-Goldie Tuesday morning, and I’m confident someone will provide updates through Twitter. In the next few posts today, I’ll talk about the biggest wiki—Wikipedia— and recent developments in the world of wiki. Specifically, I’m interested in use of wikis for politics.