Why I'm Not In Chicago at BlogHer Right Now

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I should be in Chicago at the pre-conference sessions and the reception for BlogHer Contributing Editors right now. But, all flights out of RI and Boston on United were cancelled due to the above Thunderstorms.

Blogher Seen at Berkman Thursday Night Meeting

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Jill is from Boston and she live-blogged the Political Blogging session. Along with Lisa Williams , Jill and I gave a report back to the group about Blogher. Technorati Tags: blogher bloghercon

November 15th Cambridge, MA Blogher Meetup

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When I saw that the speaker list at the upcoming Symposium on Social Architecture co-hosted by the Berkman Center and Corante had a number of bloghers including one of the blogher orignators, Lisa Stone. it lead to a Cambridge, MA blogher meetup in Harvard Square! So, calling out to all Bloghers as well as Boston Technobabes to join us for the fun! Technorati Tags: blogher

Notes, Reflections, and People I Met at Podcamp Boston

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This weekend was Podcamp Boston 2. I attended Saturday, but just like podcamp Boston 1 last year, I learned an incredible amount and met some extraordinary people.

Gina Trapani - Upgrade Your Life - New Edition!

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Last July, I took this photo of the three geek girls at BlogHer. So, just got a copy of her newly updated book Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better for the plane ride back tto BostonFlickr Photo.

Allison Fine's New Book!

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I've finally posted my review over at blogher. I've also found that events that use the "unconference" approach and informal learning and sharing like Boston Podcamp have also helped me learn. Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age by Allison Fine.

How Has Blogging Changed Your World?

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The first whole group session of Day 2 of BlogHer was, “How Has Blogging Changed your World?” She used to get up every day and read the Boston Globe and have a cup of coffee. Photo credit: Nature Globes by Lady-bug/Lisa blogher blogher06

After Ten Days on the Road.

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I'm just back after a ten-day business trip beginning with Blogher and ending with NCDD (Dialogue and Deliberation). After the write up in the Boston Globe about women bloggers (which included both me and Millie), my parents (in their 80s) sent an email saying, "This is all great, but what's a blog." I might even try it on the VOX system where I scored a beta invite from Mena Trott during Blogher.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

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You don't necessarily see women keynote at technology conferences (well accept for women focused technology conferences like blogher ), but Geoff was trying hard ensure a gender balanced program and succeeded. Flickr Photo by Ghbrett.

Video Blogging Learning Journal: I have some exciting news!

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At blogher, I attended a workshop on video blogging lead by Ryanne Hodson and Zadi Diaz. When I saw Steve Garfield model this technique in his workshop at Boston Podcamp , I realized my problem! Read about it here. View the vlog post about it here.

6 Ways to Use the Web to Find a Nonprofit Job

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Twitter According to the Wall Street Journal article, Twitter Yourself a Job , Alexa Scordato sent out a message to her Twitter followers saying that she was looking for an entry level social media job in Boston. Cross-posted from BlogHer. Yikes!

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What's Your Best Advice for Managing Information Overload? Join the Support Group in the Comments

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Yesterday, in preparation for a session I'm doing at BlogHer Boston , I created a quiz for folks to self-assess how much information overload was a factor. Original cartoon from Rob Cottiingham Social Signal.

My Dad's Blog: First Conversation

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He emailed me a few weeks ago after I pointed him to the Boston Globe article about the power of blogging that featured me and asked me what is a blog.). This is after I got a three minute video shooting lesson from Scoble at blogher. * Watch the video.

My Fairy Godmother Status at Dreambank, Sending Coffee Karma Via Akoha, and My BillMeLater Pay It Forward Shopping Spree

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So, the irony of when I won $500 shopping spree from Bill Me Later at the BlogHer Conference in Boston.

Revenge of the Female Nerds: Myth Busting

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My fellow blogher, Lisa Williams , disagreed on this point. She suggested that we "propagate memes" - as she called to the bloghers in the room - go forth and propogate memes! Technorati Tags: blogher , webjustice2.0 , net2 , nptech , berkman feministcarnival

Information Coping Skills - How Information Overloaded Are You? Take This Quiz

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I'm speaking at BlogHer Boston on Saturday. Even better the opportunity to see long-time BlogHer friends Liz Henry , Sarah Dopp , and many others. I'm looking forward to finally meeting Maria Thurell in person and connecting again with Twitter maven Pistachio ( Laura Fitton ).

The NpTechersphere is Typing. July Roundup

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I was inspired to do a regular summary after Deborah Finn assembled a Boston TechnoBabe Meta Feed. Maybe it is part of the gearing up for the upcoming session at Blogher called " Get Deeply Geeky." Holly Ross, the blogher extraordinaire at N-TEN, has posted her excellent presentation she recently gave about nonprofit blogging.

NGOS, Collaborative Technologies, and Interesting Women!

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Annette Kramer, Learning Lab Blog The Collaborative Technologies Conference sponsored by CMP took place in Boston this past week. I didn't go (too expensive for my budget), but I had the pleasure of having dinner in Boston's North End with Nancy White (who was attending and leading a workshop on virtual meetings ) and a few other conference participants, including two fascinating women who work in the areas of collaborative technologies, online learning, and NGOS.

Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock: Adding to Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology List

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The list included BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone. Rebecca Corliss is Boston area social media activist and one of the leaders who helped raised over $20,000 for Jane Doe, Inc. In December, Fast Company published an article called " The Most Influential Women in Web 2.0 " featuring about a dozen amazing women who work in the Web 2.0 world.

A Few Social and Collaborative Fundraising Approaches

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The CyberYenta, Deborah Finn , recently had a successful pledge as follows: "I will smile and say "hello" to strangers I pass on the streets in my neighborhood but only if 50 residents of Boston, Massachusetts, USA will too." Donors Choose (which came my way via Blogher Lisa Stone's sister!) This week the Where Most Needed Blog pointed us to a survey that showed blog fans are twice as likely to give online.

Angela Devlen: Emergency Management Professional and Blogger

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She brings these two passions together in her current roles at Caritas Christi Health Care in Boston and the Business Continuity Planning Workgroup for Healthcare Organizations (BCPWHO). Should there ever be a disaster (god forbid), how could a blogging network like BlogHer be of assistance?

Collaborative Models for Capturing and Sharing Conference Notes at Nonprofit Gatherings

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Take for example the upcoming podcamp in Boston that is using a wiki for registration, program planning, note taking, and virtually all the logistical details or any of the barcamp gatherings. Another example of using a wiki to organize captured notes was Amy Gahran's wiki of all the blog posts and notes from the recent Blogher conference, compiled post-event and facilitated by the use a conference tag.

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Small Groups Can Change the World: An Interview with Marianne Manilov of The Engage Network

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Last week, after the election, BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone, asked What Will You Do To Change America? I was trained by Mel King, a civil rights leader out of Boston, extensively, and I still really identify with a lot of his work. Cross-posted from BlogHer.

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What is your 15SecondPitch? An Interview with Laura Allen

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I met Laura at Boston Podcamp very briefly and grabbed her card so I could catch up with her for an interview for Blogher. Photo courtesy of Laura Allen.

Solutionary Women: Alli Chagi-Starr, Ilyse Hogue, Melinda Kramer and Reem Rahim

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This following week I'm going to Boston to receive an award from Inc. In April I organized a panel for the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference called "Solutionary Women: How Can I Create Change?"