Despite the attention to blogging, a large number of Americans remain clueless — only 38 percent of Internet users know what a blog is: online agglomerations of ideas, information and links, usually presented with the most recent postings on top, and often offering a mechanism for visitors to post comments. --MSNBC Jan. 3, 2005 How things have changed in a year! --Jan. 09, 2006
Re: the Flame,Blame and Shame session discussed below: Moderator: Liza Sabater, publisher of culturekitchen. Panelists: Judith Meskill, Editorial Director of Weblogs, Inc.; personal blog here. Ellen Spertus, assos. professor of computer sciences at Mills College. Named Sexiest Geek Alive in 2001. Personal page here. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, best selling author of the Dirty Girls Social Club. Home page here.
For a woman,it still takes a strong stomach and steely resoluteness to make it to the top. While on her way to becoming one of the most powerful executives in the US, Carly Fiorina, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, was once introduced as the "token bimbo," and had to endure a difficult luncheon meeting at a strip club. See story here.
I'm probably the last to know this (but I no longer live in the uber-hip Bay Area, where I no doubt would have heard this news waiting in line for a burrito on Haight St.), but I just learned you can send your Craigslist posting into space thanks to an eBay win by Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster. He won an auction for the first
private communication transmission into deep space, and has extended this opportunity to Craigslist users, of course. The transmission is scheduled for May 15th, 2005, to coincide with the launch of the space shuttle Discovery.
OK- I'm psyched. My ad for an E-Z Up Shelter is going to be included in the first 10,000 ads slated to beam out in the first 24 hours! Woo hoo!
(Although I have heard from a very good source that NASA is working on technology that will facilitate the display of ads in the night sky. And according to same source, the Soviet Union already has the technology in place to put these ads in low orbit. Think Big Dipper as a backdrop for a Stoli ad-that's gotta be prime real estate, right? Now this I'm NOT PSYCHED about. I'll try to write more about this later . . .)