Great post today from Alan Weinkrantz who writes about his Blogger pal and sometimes client, Jeff Pulver. Read it but instead of just sending this out to your fellow bloggers, why not consider utilizing this with your Myspace friends or setting up cards in-house by the computers and inviting the gamers to tag players from around the world. This is an excellent way to integrate all the diversity efforts in our libraries- why not combine the virtual with the reality and make a huge wall diagram- having people fill in names of people they know from around the world and let others connects lines from those names in those countries.... okay so its early and my thinking cap might be a loose but you get the idea...take what we are seeing that is going to be hitting the internet and get a jump on it in your libraries.... the kickoff for this is the 31st...
Here's the full post.
Back in December 2006 he started a game of ”Blog-Tag” which thousands of bloggers took part of and in fact some are still playing.
He is now promoting the idea of BlogDay 3 which takes place on August 31st.
To take part, all you have to do is suggest five blogs, preferably Blogs that are different from your own culture, point of view and attitude.
The goal of this version of blog-tag is for the readers of these blog posts to find themselves leaping around and discovering new voices and Blogs to explore. This in turn will help celebrate the discovery process of finding new people, their voices and their blogs.
When creating your BlogDay blog entry, please try to follow these instructions:
1. List five Blogs that you find interesting and if you can tell, include the city/country where they are from.
2. Identify five Bloggers to tag to join in this game with you. I recommend emailing the bloggers you tag to give them a heads up of you tagging them.
3. Use the tag: BlogDay2007 in your blog post.
Here are my 5 blogs for you to review and check out:
1. ISRAEL: Shai Agassi's "The Long Tailpipe" (love the name)
2. UK: Pete Townshend (as in The Who) Blog - aptly named: Pete Townshend (Who Is He?)
3. JAPAN: Information Architect. Specifically, I have linked to their Web 2.0 Web Trend Map.
4. UK: The Guardian Unlimited Blog. OK, this is not a person per se. It's a blog from the UK, published by The Guardian (the newspaper) on the music and culture scene.
5. Texas: While Jeff Pulver's post on this event recommended that we illustrated blogs from other parts of the world with other cultures, Texas is, in its own right a country and culture of its own. With that being said, I am listing the Texas Monthly Blogs as my final choice. You'll find Paul Burka's blog, Delay of Game (about sports - what else?), Stand Up Desk, a stream of current news from the Editors of the magazine, and State of Mine, by Evan Smith, Editor of the magazine.
So there you have it. Thanks Jeff for bringing this idea forward. Great stuff, and a great way to discover new sites, new writers and different points of view