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Communication, Law and Web 2.0: An Interview with Blawger Dennis Kennedy

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Dennis Kennedy is an expert in technology law and legal technology. He is also a legal blogger (“blawger”) and follows emerging web tools closely.

In the following interview we talked about non profit adoption of new technologies and the communicative as well as legal dimensions of blogging, RSS, OPML and wikis. Dennis also shared some thoughts on privacy issues and the upcoming Net Squared conference.

charting the future

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Technorati ChartThe auto-generated chart on the left shows all blog posts (in this case 74,977 of em) that contain nonprofit per day for the last 30 days. This is pretty cool. You can use these widgets on any site or blog simply by plugging in the code supplied with every "chart" search. Hmmm... not making much sense? Just try it -- simple as pie. You can get your own chart here.

And here's another one demonstrating the short half-life of compassion...

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Just found: International NGO Flickr Group

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After a long day without much fun, I took a break to catch up on some bloglines reading. It was only going to be for five minutes, I swear ...  but at Network-Centric Advocacy blog, I found fastr flickr a game that uses flickr images. It loads ten images that all share a common tag, one by one, and you guess what the tag is. (What a nice tool to use in a training session ...)

After that, I discovered an interesting photo set in the net2 stream and it was Seth Mazow, so I made him a contact.  And the next thing I know he invites me to the International NGO Flickr Group.  If you want to take a visual trip around the world and see some breath taking photos of the work done in far flung places, spend some time browsing this collection. 

Urban Sprouts on Growing A Blog: An Interview with Abby Rosenheck

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Abby Rosenheck is the Executive Director of Urban Sprouts, a San Francisco non profit that teaches young students how to grow, harvest and prepare organic vegetables in their school gardens. (See their profile in Net Squared In Action)

For the past 5 months, Rosenheck has been blogging as part of the organization's larger communications strategy. She has found the medium to be a very effective use of her time and the Urban Sprouts blog is a great example of how a small organization can build community and visibility with new web tools.

Mena Trott will be speaking at the next Net Tuesday, February 15th

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We're pleased to announce that Mena Trott will be one of the speakers at Net Tuesday on February 15th from 6-8 PM at the Varnish Art Gallery and Wine Bar.

Mena is the co-founder and president of Six Apart, the company behind The Movable Type publishing platform, Typepad weblogging service and, after an acquisition in January 2005, LiveJournal, an online community organized around personal journals.  She was named one of Fast Company's "Fast 50 for 2004" and PC Magazine's "People of the Year" for 2004.  You can read her blog at Mena's Corner.

RSVP at Upcoming.org, or at the NetSquared Meetup Group

More thoughts on the 4 questions

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Over at Blog for gleesos, he writes:

I think what we are seeing is that now the web is being able to be used in a new and exciting way, and it is more the culture of the web that is changing - as apposed to the tools. Yes the tools are needed - but as time goes on the tools will change and update, but the opportunity presented by the web for people to not only have there say but choose to listen to what they think is worth hearing becomes a significant cultural shift.

Go on. Read the whole thing. If you'd like to answer the four questions, be our guest (you need to be logged in for that link to work).

Join the party

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I just logged into the NetSquared wiki. It's an introductory site by SocialText. Looks like I'm the first one there. Part of the deal is to blog about the wiki. But right now it's like being the first one at a party. You kind of tiptoe around wondering what to do. So, I invite anyone else in the wiki demo to drop in and we'll get this party started!

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