My last day of this year would be at photoblogs.org. I just discovered this fantastic resource "designed to help people find all kinds of photoblogs, with a database currently holding listings for 7,393 photoblogs in 76 countries and 35 languages. "
The first photoblog I've been visiting is really impressive: "Charles Bryant: black white and lemon art" with incredibly fantastic photos !! Below is one, don't know yet how it's working in terms of copyrights, I assume I have as usual in the blogosphere to give credits to the author what I am more than happy to do...
It seems like Charles Bryiant has been publishing a book, I would love to get it as soon as I could find it !
Cela fesait un bon moment que j'y pensais... Je cherchais un moyen d'optimiser ma connexion internet mais surtout d'arrêter de devoir se relayer derrière l'écran de notre PC à la maison à chaque fois que l'un ou l'autre souhaitait consulter ses mails, surfer sur Internet, bloguer...
Bref comment faire quand on a un PC, un portable une seule Freebox et aucune envie de rajouter de nouveaux câbles à travers la maison.....: Wi-Fi ! Rien de très original, tout le monde sait que cela existe, beaucoup l'utilisent déjà, en ce qui me concerne je n'avais qu'une clé USB Wi-Fi D-Link que j'utilisais très occasionnellement dans des cafés parisiens entre deux RDV...
Finalement j'ai franchi le pas et je me suis équipé d'un routeur D-Link Wi-Fi, et là, je n'ai qu'un mot à dire: fantastique !
D'habitude, rien ne fonctionne du premier coup, je n'avais pas grand espoir d'apporter une exception à la règle... Et bien là, miracle, je n'ai eu qu'à suivre les quelques pages du manuel, tout s'est passé comme c'était annoncé, et ça a fonctionné du premier coup ! Je prends le risque de ne pas paraître objectif, tant pis (je ne possède aucune action D-Link, mais j'en veux bien par contre, merci....), mais le Wi-Fi aussi simple, c'est grandiose ! Donc je dis bravo !
Je vais pouvoir travailler encore plus tard (sigh) sans déranger quiconque, je pourrai me réfugier dans n'importe quelle pièce pour être tranquille si nécessaire, bref, extra.
Je profite de l'occasion pour signaler cette page très pratique de ZDNet.fr indiquant les hotspots...
I can't find the words to describe such a nightmare... Information about the Tsunami is everywhere through the blogosphere, and this time again, blogs could be really helpfull ... I learned by reading Crossroads Dispatches blog I am followin on a regular basis, that Evelyn Rodriguez, who handles it, is in Thailand. Hopefully she is safe (but hurt), and she is decribing on her blog what's happening there.
Reading her post , I've been suddenly overwhelmed by a terrible sadness when discovering followings:
I flew to Bangkok today (a necessity as we had to go to the US Embassy in person) via the Royal Thai Air Force. The C-130 was reserved for injured travelers and was about a quarter full of people in stretchers. The Swedish woman next to me had befriended a severely injured Finnish boy whom was traveling alone.
"He says you look just like his father," she said to my boyfriend (who's fine, by the way). He had lost his parents and brother in the tsunami.
Both of us were silent for quite some time after that.
How many stories like this one are we going to learn in the coming days... Why did this happen .... Why is this going to happen again, somewhere else... Why....
I am father of a little 2 years old boy that's why I am particularly affected by this story, and I know of course there are hundreds of other more terrifying stories happening those days in Asia. I hope this little boy will have someone to get him from the plane and give him part of the love he has lost for ever.
Shel's in Concord, California, and Neville's in Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
"Why a podcast? Well, we firmly believe that channels like this will play a significant role in organizational communication. We want to demonstrate the use of this digital audio channel as a communication tool to convey commentary and opinion is new and interesting ways."
Congratulation for this great initiative, I'll stay tuned ! First podcast to come in early january !
I recently learned about a great initiative in the US: Robert French, from InfOpinions is teaching public relations and multimedia at Auburn University, in Alabama. Robert started a blog in preparation for a class he is teaching.
He is going to use blogs and wikis to work with his student and is also looking for PR pro to volunteered. Robert is going so fast it is difficult to follow him ! At this day, he already set up several blogs and wikis for his student, with specific target for each.
Where the story begins: InfOpinions . Then you have the MarcomBlog, MarcomWiki, PR Topics blog based on a great idea: two ongoing discussions at the same time, two different point of view on the same issue, each one has to choose his path, and then two debates will grow based on two initial different views...
See the "Welcome " note to PR Topics which begins with followings:
"I have wanted do develop a blog that will expose students to contrasting views on various PR Topics of interest - in a ‘different’ way.
This is it.
The blog will be part learning tool/tactic, incubator, mentoring process, and lively discussion. Most of all, I want it to be fun.
Now, you may ask, “Robert, why? They can search the web like the rest of us and join in the conversations in so many blogs.” Yes. They could. But, will they?
Sure, they could search through the myriad of PR blogs on the internet and find similar topics. I will introduce them to search tools like Blogdigger.com and Google News Alerts. I will encourage them to branch out. Still, some will balk and hesitate.
So, to help break through that barrier, I want their first experience to be in a familiar surrounding that they know was created just for them. And, it will help them to have a more localized comparison of these varying viewpoints side-by-side so that students may contrast and critique them in a dialogue with the authors.
I also hope that the authors will revisit their posts and engage the students in comments on the blog posts."
Of course I decided to volonteer and Robert has kindly accepted my contribution. Octavio Rojas from Spain already contributed with a great article in Spanish about Crisis Communication.
Robert is looking for some other PR pro volunteering, I hope some of you will join and support this so great initiative !
I am very happy to announce Eric Briys, President and cofounder of Cyberlibris, the first digital library in Europe, to participate in our "Blogging and Branding" panel at the european session of New Communications Forum 2005.
Eric spent fifteen years in the academic world as a Professor of Finance. After having taught at the CERAM, and then in Canada and the United States, he joined the Groupe HEC, heading up the Finance and Economy department, the Doctoral Program and the Institut Supérieur des Affaires (ISA).
His main areas of research were in derivatives markets, insurance, the risk economy and asset liability management. He published some thirty scientific papers and eight reference books. He then left the academic world to work in merchant banking. He managed Insurance & Reinsurance departments for Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.
Eric is a graduate of HEC and of the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a doctorate degree in economic sciences from the University of Geneva.
Merci à Raphaële Karayan du Journal du Net de m'avoir invité à participer à son enquête parue ce matin sur "les blogs pour communiquer avec les journalistes".
Raphaële est à ma connaissance la première journaliste à se pencher sur l'implication des blogs dans nos métiers de communicants, je pensais que la question viendrait plutôt de titres comme Stratégies ou CB News, mais non, le Journal du Net est le premier à mettre le doigt sur cet angle.