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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

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Blog , Wiki and Communications

Didn't want to re-invent this announcement, so picked it off Zigzackly:

"http://www.katrinahelp.info is the URL for a wiki started by some members of the TsunamiHelp Blog and Wiki  team. The group has put together a page that aggregates several blog feeds, and a set of links to individual blogs.

Please email Rob, Rudi, Constantin, Angelo, Bala, Nancy and the others at katrinahelp.info@gmail.com or helpkatrina@gmail.com to volunteer to help with the wiki and news aggregation.

They are also on Google Talk, so you could add katrinahelp.info@gmail.com to your buddy list. And they are running a wiki conference room on yahoo; to join the discussions live, please send your yahoo id to katrinahelp@yahoo.ca."

The Katrinahelp blog's up too ... volunteers and those with information please do contact katrinahelp.info@gmail.com.

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"What will happen on BlogDay?

For one long moment on August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post recommendations of 5 new Blogs, preferably Blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers."

Nir Ofir, an Israeli Blogger thought it up:

 "Have you ever noticed that the date 3108 (August 31st) looks like the word "Blog"? I have noticed it when I was in the first Blog conference that was held in Israel and I doodled it on a paper. On that day I started to roll an idea that I hope would become a global tradition." 

Add the BlogDay tag using this link: http://technorati.com/tag/BlogDay2005/ and a link to the BlogDay web site.  Sign the guestmap and read more instructions at the BlogDay wiki.  

I wish I could read blogs in different languages - Korean, Chinese, Japanese, other Asian languages, and European languages, but since I am illiterate in that respect, here are five blogs written in English that I've recently come across that I found interesting :

- Arzan Wadia's who is an Indian architect living in NYC, and writes News, Views and Analysis.  One of the new entrants in the Indian Blogworld, I like'his 'politics', even when he talks of Parsis!

- Jelena Selin, a citizen of Europe, has an evocative blog, Thinking Garden. She doesn't blog very often, yet when she does, I catch myself spending time mulling over many of her posts.

- Aparna Ray, from Kolkatta, India who is a friend and has started a limerick blog, News in Limerick, one if not more for each day around news and current events in India and around the world.  Fun !

- Patricia McKenna's Chaotic Gestalt, from Seattle USA , who is learning to cook, is involved in the Relay for Life, and has just bought a new camera.

- Jeremy Wagstaff's Loose Wire - a blog about all things technology and more.  Jeremy's a British journalist with the WSJ, based in Jakarta and would-be author of a non-fiction book on the fall of President Suharto. 

Happy BlogDay2005 !

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