Pretty interesting article about the impact on weblogs…highlights a student’s personal use in the lead. I like this quote: “[weblogs are] helping the Internet make good on some of its heady promises of personal empowerment.” I’m thinking that can be true in the classroom as well, empowering teachers and students to articulate and develop ideas and reflections. Other snippets:
- “One blog is written in the voice of Julius Caesar, tracking the Roman’s progress as he takes on Gaul.” How about a character journal in a lit course?
- “But the bigger story is what’s happening on the 490,000-plus Weblogs that few people see: they make up the vast dark matter of the Blog-osphere, and portend a future where blogs behave like such previous breakthroughs as desktop publishing, presentation software and instant messaging, and become a nonremarkable part of our lives.”
- “‘In the future, everyone will be famous to 15 people on the Web,’ says David Weinberger, author of ‘Small Pieces Loosely Joined,’ an incisive book about the Net.”
- ” The genius of this scheme is that you can get going without any mental heavy lifting.” E-Z.
- “The next wave seems to be corporate blogs.” And what comes after that?
(See Joe’s comment, which was also lost…)