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"Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?" Guy de Maupassant

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Use of Blogs - Blog Analyses

I discovered my blog's under scrutiny !.  By the Integral Onion :) 

Another wonderful 'use' of blogging as a tool for research and e-learning.

Claude Whitmyer explains :

"I'm taking a class in blogging and was given the assignment of tracking three blogs that were in alignment with the topic of my class blog. I chose creativity and innovation and when I did a search on that, I found your blog. I liked what you had to say in this thread (http://radio.weblogs.com/0121664/2004/02/19.html#a374) and so added that to what I would be tracking.

I'm a member of IWA/HWG (http://www.iwanet.org which is a merger between International Webmaster's Association and HTML Writer's Guild) and the class is part of what they offer for continuing professional education (http://iwa-hwg.eclasses.org).

I thought I'd pick 1) someone I had never heard of who was saying interesting things, 2) a site that had a lot of directly applicable resources, and 3) a thought leader. So, I guess you qualify for number 1.

I found the link to the InnovationTools site on your site and, although I had intended to track Howard anyway, just because he's a much watched thought leader, I got confirmation when I saw him listed in your links as well.

Well, that's basically the story."


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Renewing my Radio Userland subscription

I've been trying to upload pictures to share images 'from the trenches' during my stay in Delhi.  And they're not uploading. When i checked - i get this error message - 'The server reported an error: Can't save the file because it would exceed your allocation of 40.0MB'

Weird - since i renewed my Radio Userland subscription on March 17, 2004 and have a confirmation letter for the same. 

Makes me wonder whether the renewal has infact been completed or not.   

Or if i've missed a step somewhere.  

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Spam from Government

Talk about authorities and governments taking action over digital spam, email spam, fax spam !  And the growing concerns about spam on mobile phones.

The irony here is our present government is 'spamming' our landlines with elections messages.

Its election time here.  We just received calls on both our landlines with a recorded message from the Prime Minister saying something like - thank you for voting me in last time - and please do vote me in again !

Does this happen in your country ?

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