quarta-feira, outubro 26, 2005

[testing] ignore this post

Teste para agregação de entradas no blog

On contexts and tagging for social navigation

"The information we will concentrate on are tags for categorizing web resources. This metadata does not only provide semantic information about a resource, but even more important gives clues about people acting in similar ways. That is, adding similar metadata to the same resources. Or: talking about the same topics with similar words. Bringing together people that act and talk similarly corresponds to the idea of merging people's individual contexts to a shared group context. Such shared group contexts provide the basis for recommendation of resources - one aspect of social navigation."

domingo, outubro 16, 2005

Some quick notes on II Encontro de Weblogs

The most fruitfull part of the encontro, where the conversations that took place in the working sessions (sessões de trabalho) and during off time:
  • Exchanging views with Hugo, about uses weblogs as tools to foster colaboration inside and outside organizations, and the resistences we face when trying to implement them
  • Many people in there (women too ;-) but the talking agenda was far from tools and what we can accomplish with blogs, and more centered on media, journalism and restrospective view of «most important blog list»
  • Talking with Manuel J. Matos and finding about this great work that Adelina Moura his doing with her studentes, using weblogs and wikis in her classes of 2º ciclo (10º, 11º e 12º).
  • Portuguese blogosphere seems to reflecte Portuguese (man in power) Society (see some further points for reflection, in portuguese, made in here)
  • In our session (weblogs in organizational context) our sense of community comes not from portuguese bloggers (guess because there are few portuguese people reflecting and sharing about it), but from a worldwide community
  • The physical layouts of our institutions do not foster «conversation feelings» (assimetrical top down layout) thus not helping people to engage the conversation (I'm glad we have blogs ;-)
  • The city as a vibrant university population compare to the total number os residents (guess it should make it a privileged place to enrole in phd :)
  • The results from the encounter will be published (time was given to submitte final conclusions from each session. Will work on that with Hugo and post in B2OB)
  • The next encounter will be hosted by Universidade do Porto
  • José Carlos Abrantes made some good suggestions for the next ecounter and he will be organizing more encounters about weblogs, like the one (that i wasn't abble to go) last thursday on Almedina Library

I am still surprised to have been invited... guess it was because i've suggested the topic when they were asking for ideas in the encounter blog (and/or being one of the few talking in Portugal about blogs as tools that help open windows and engage in other conversations :-)

Going to pick up my kids. Like the rest of the participants, i've received my basket with Queijo da Serra, red wine and honey (see Ricardo's picture of the basket). Time to enjoy it enjoy it over dinner.

sexta-feira, outubro 14, 2005

[event] on my way

Today i'll be heading to Covilhã, a beautifull city on the slopes of Portugal highest mountain (Serra da Estrela). The reason?...

The II National Weblogs Event it's starting, joining bloggers from around Portugal.

It's been a long awaited opportunity for growing awareness and working around the subject of weblogs in organizational context. The working sessions are going to take place today, in the afternoon, at UBI (everyone is welcome to join).

I'm thinking of all the people that encouraged me to mantain B2OB, all the conversations that took place, all the people that I met (online and offline) all the questions that keep growing... it's been more than three years since I started reading about weblogs, and more than two since i started experimenting in different contexts and situations.

But now it's time to get on the road... hoping that some friends show up and that finally we get to know the voices behind the windows.

See you :-)