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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

Friday, December 16, 2005

Follow-up from the summit :

Full audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now posted in podcast form.

A brainstorms wiki page has been set up to further conversations and ideas for projects. Some interesting projects are taking shape there around Podcasts, Outreach and training, Translations, and more

I added a page in there called Virtual Bank for World Events, Issues, Disasters. As I was reflecting on how Global Voices can get more involved in activities that affect the world - my point of reference for this is the disaster blogging that occured - I felt that it would be just so wonderful to be able to tap into our network here, as and when required. For instance, when we set up the Tsunami Blog in December 2004 - communication and getting real voices and first-hand experiences was one of the biggest challenges - but GV was so young then, and I wish we could have worked with GV contributors in all the affected areas.

So my request is - those who would like to be a part of a network that will come to the fore when there is, what I call a 'world issue' - please do add in your names here, your city and country, how you can contribute (eg. send sms messages, share live pictures, podcasts with victims etc), and your contact details. IM and Skype IDs would be terrific to have, if you are ok with putting them up here, as online presence indicators are so important for speedy and effective communication. This is definitely NOT restricted to the current GV contributors or only to those already involved in disaster blogs, but anyone who feels they could contribute.

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