Mudança de instalalações

Mudanças Tal como referi no post anterior, nos próximos dias o //lisbonlab irá mudar de instalações, passando para um espaço mais moderno, na Dreamhost. Assim, até à conclusão desta mudança, este blog encontra-se suspenso.

Dada a complexidade deste processo, nalguns momentos o //lisbonlab poder-se-à encontrar indisponível, situação para a qual, vos peço, antecipadamente as minhas desculpas.

Até breve.

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BloggerView #18 Henriette Weber Andersen

HenrietteThis week BloggerView is with Henriette Weber Andersen, the author of the blog “Web avant-garde“, which is available at http://henrietteweber.com/. She is a very funny danish girl, that I have the pleasure to met, at LiFT06. After that, I have been with her at SHiFT and again in Genebra, this year, at LIFT07. I hope you enjoy her answers, as I did, specially the 8th and the 10th.

1. When did you start blogging? What were the main reasons that take you start blogging?
Henriette Weber Andersen (H.W.A.): I started blogging in june 2005 – the main reason was that I was building a social app which never happened – at least not in the format it used to be.

2. What were your reasons to christen your blogs as you did?
H.W.A.: I am probably the best person at being myself. I wanted it to be extremely “me” as noisy and provocative that I can be, but also as funny and gentle. I first named it “only the real is unreal” which is a song by tracy bonham that I have always addressed, but later i renamed it to “web avant-garde” – because I believe that the avant-garde period of the web is where we are right now

3. Do you have any specific goals or objectives you want to achieve with your blog? What are they?
H.W.A.: well exibitionism =) no, I want to learn and research and make all these really weird assumptions, but the absolutely main goal and objective is CREATIVITY…

4. In your opinion, what role could blogs play in the future, for instance at companies or at schools?
H.W.A.: I think that blogs could play a big role, especially within social problems in the global society. I love integration blogs and green blogs. blogs makes me feel richer as a person. I think that businesses will take from blogging what they can see is benificial for them, but also keep the “what’s in it for me?” distance that basically is giving me nausea. But hey businesses are businesses, not people and not blogs.

ohh – I believe that mobile social communities is going to have a really big impact on society also – because the process is different and the spontaneous effect is so much bigger.

5. What do you think will be the future of blogs over the next couple of years?
H.W.A.:
they get swallowed in the whole web 2.0 thing ( social apps) which they already have been. But they will not stop existing, they will just be a part of the total communication package. I believe that the biggest goal that blogging can achieve is to be evaluated on equal terms as other communication tools.

6. How many feeds do you have on your news aggregator? What news aggregator do you use? Why?
H.W.A.: I have around 200 – i don’t read them though I skim them and comment. the comment part is the most important for me. it should be like that for everybody. I use bloglines – because it’s not crashing like blogbridge. Blogbridge deleted my feeds twice and then I was out of there. I use it because it’s fast and it doesn’t crash that often. It works fine for me..

7. What do you think about RSS? What role do you think RSS can play in future, for instance in the relation between government and citizens?
H.W.A.: I think that RSS is interesting in blogging, but also the way that Jaiku is using rss to show everything you do online is really spot on. RSS makes the online world more efficient and spontanious – I love it..

Between government and citizens I will believe that it would make the information flow better and more interesting… i absolutely hate the boredom of newsletters..

8. What do you think is the most important thing happening in the Web, now? Why?
H.W.A.: I think the ” something is missing” tendency in the transition from web 2.0 to a web independent of the internet is REALLY interesting, and it probably will be for quite a while..

9. Beside blogs, do use other social software, like Flickr, Del.icio.us, Digg, LinkedIn, Jaiku or any other?
H.W.A.: Yeah I use all of those, actually I use a lot of social apps… right now I am real hyped over Jaiku and nabaztags

10. After the blogs and web 2.0, what do you think will be the next tendency?
H.W.A.: the web without the internet. definitely. a more mobile world. see the social communities like jaiku and twitter are already going mobile…

Next week:

Ricardo Bernado (I hope)

Previous BloggerViews:

BloggerView #1: Rui Carmo
BloggerView #2: Nuno Leitão
BloggerView #3: Pedro Custódio
BloggerView #4: Carlos Jorge Andrade
BloggerView #5: Pedro Melo
BloggerView #6: Mónica André
BloggerView #7: André Ribeirinho
BloggerView #8: Beverly Trayner
BloggerView #9: Jose Luis Orihuela
BloggerView #10: Laurent Haug
BloggerView #11: Martin Röll
BloggerView #12: Stowe Boyd
BloggerView #13: Stephanie Booth
BloggerView #14: Dannie Jost
BloggerView #15: Suw Charman
BloggerView #16: Euan Semple
BloggerView #17: Tara Hunt

Blogreporters – uma visita ao passado

Nos últimos tenho andado em arrumações, aqui no “laboratório”, uma vez que vou mudar de “instalações”. Em breve irei deixar o alojamento da Bluehost, para passar para um espaço mais moderno e acolhedor, na Dreamhost.

No meio de todos os backups que é necessário fazer num processo tão complexo e sensí­vel como este, encontrei a pasta do Blogreporters. Há algum tempo que não visitava o subdomí­nio que na altura que crie para o efeito – news.lisbonlab.com, tal como o blog, em WordPress, como não poderia deixar de ser, que ainda pode ser consultado em http://news.lisbonlab.com/index.php.

Apesar de tudo, e no meio de alguma tristeza, nesta subita visita, acho que foi um projecto muito interessante, bem estruturado e planeado, com uma imagem gráfica decente, incluindo o logótipo e um guia editorial bem definido. Porém tal como referi anteriormente, provavelmente aquele não era o timming mais apropriado para um projecto desta natureza, ao mesmo tempo que eu não tinha (e infelizmente continuo a não ter) a disponibilidade temporal, para que aquela ideia pudesse ser uma ideia de sucesso, que ajudasse estudantes de jornalismo e outros. Mas sem dúvida, que foi uma experiência enriquecedora, que valeu todo o esforço.

Tal como referi há quase 1 ano, quando o Blogreporters fechou portas, continuo a acreditar que existe espaço em Portugal para um projecto deste tipo (seja ele suportado num blog ou em qualquer outra plataforma), um projecto em que voluntários possam escrever e publicar conteúdos de qualidade, artigos de opinião, entrevistas, reportagens, foto-reportagens, etc.

Quem sabe no futuro, noutro contexto e com outras circunstâncias não possamos criar um projecto desta natureza, com sucesso, em Portugal?

BloggerView #17 Tara Hunt

Tara HuntAs I promised last week, this week BloggerView is with Tara Hunt, Citizen Agency Co-Founder, author of the blog HorsePigCow (http://www.horsepigcow.com/) and one of the best Internet marketers. Please enjoy her answers.

1. When did you start blogging? What were the main reasons that take you start blogging?
Tara Hunt (T.H.): Um…I think my first blog post was sometime late 2003. Then I took a long break because I didn’t know what to say (and I had no readers, so it felt odd just to wax poetically into thin air). I went back mid-2004 and have blogged pretty regularly ever since. Many of my early archives were deleted when I moved over to WordPress, though.

I started blogging because, while reading other blogs, I felt I wanted to respond in my own space.

2. What were your reasons to christen your blogs as you did?
T.H.:HorsePigCow is what my Mom used to say when she forgot someone’s name temporarily. It’s totally silly. I had purchased the domain name way back when and when it came time to have a blog, it seemed like a fun, nonsensical name. I also want to remember my roots as a farm girl.

3. Do you have any specific goals or objectives you want to achieve with your blog? What are they?
T.H.:No real objectives…just to be able to look back and see my progress and map my thoughts in the future.

4. In your opinion, what role could blogs play in the future, for instance at companies or at schools?
T.H.:Giving individuals in those organizations a voice. Writing the story of us from various different perspectives.

5. What do you think will be the future of blogs over the next couple of years?
T.H.:They’ll be as common as email.

6. How many feeds do you have on your news aggregator? What news aggregator do you use? Why?
T.H.:I use Bloglines and have over 400 feeds. I’m also over 10,000 posts behind in my reading. I have to ‘weed’.

7. What do you think about RSS? What role do you think RSS can play in future, for instance in the relation between government and citizens?
T.H.:I heart RSS. I prefer the ‘pull’ rather than ‘push’ nature of it. I get ultimate choice over what I read and consume. I have no clue whether it could play a role between gov’t and citizens. Sure.

8. What do you think is the most important thing happening in the Web, now? Why?
T.H.:Flattening of power hierarchies. And yes, it’s happening. The big voices are getting drowned out by the myriad of smaller ones. This will, I hope, lead to a general weeding out of crap that we haven’t previously had the chance to avoid (because of limited choice). I also see the further move into nichification. Not stratification, but the ability to express oneself in circles of people engaged in the same passion.

9. Beside blogs, do use other social software, like Flickr, Del.icio.us, Digg, LinkedIn, Jaiku or any other?
T.H.:Flickr, Ma.gnolia, LinkedIn, Twitter, 43 Things, Skype, Technorati, Tangler, PBWiki, etc.

10. As we are facing web2.0, shouldn’t we begin to talk about Marketing 2.0, centred on the users, and not on the produts?
T.H.:That’s kind of what I do. That’s the only thing I talk about, really. Maybe I haven’t been clear enough?

Next week:

Henriette Weber Andersen

Previous BloggerViews:

BloggerView #1: Rui Carmo
BloggerView #2: Nuno Leitão
BloggerView #3: Pedro Custódio
BloggerView #4: Carlos Jorge Andrade
BloggerView #5: Pedro Melo
BloggerView #6: Mónica André
BloggerView #7: André Ribeirinho
BloggerView #8: Beverly Trayner
BloggerView #9: Jose Luis Orihuela
BloggerView #10: Laurent Haug
BloggerView #11: Martin Röll
BloggerView #12: Stowe Boyd
BloggerView #13: Stephanie Booth
BloggerView #14: Dannie Jost
BloggerView #15: Suw Charman
BloggerView #16: Euan Semple