Oregon Blogs: Rebuilding a Community Resource*
Come to this open, moderated discussion and voice your thoughts on ORBlogs. What does it mean to you? What do you want to see? What do you want to avoid?
In September, 2008, Paul Bausch announced that he could no longer maintain the Oregon blog aggregator known as ORBlogs. The response was resounding in the technological and blogging communities, resulting in an effort to rebuild a better blog aggregator focused on long-term success and community support. http://orblogs.org is alive, with development slow but steady. The site is currently running and aggregating blog traffic, but ORBlogs is a community resource, and it needs your input.
This moderated discussion will be focused on developing a set of goals for ORBlogs. Come give your input on what ORBlogs means to you. What you want to see in the site? What don’t you want to see? The goals of the discussion will be a set of guidelines and principles that will drive the development of the Oregon blog aggregator.
John is a scientist, programmer, blogger and an active member of the ORBlogs team as an organizer and programmer. He has used technology in a variety of community-based projects including development of in-school and after-school teaching curriculums in robotics and programming as well as online scientific data tools for researchers and students. He volunteers as engineer at the community radio station KZAS in Hood River, and also with Hood River’s community acting troop, CAST, as a sound and lighting designer and technician.
John has no experience in leading moderated discussions, but has attended many and learned a great deal from his experience, often by being escorted from the premises in handcuffs. He also notes that not a single person has bought his book on World Domination and is disappointed that GRMFWKLSNAXP is not yet been entered into the Random House Dictionary.