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getnthinr 07-02-2009 06:03 PM

I want to tell the world about WISH -- or at least NC
 
There's a very cool event going on in Raleigh called Ignite Raleigh. The premise is you have 5 minutes and 20 slides to enlighten the world on any topic, but the only way you get to speak is if you are voted in.

I want to talk about WISH and how the Web enabled me to go from fat-and-frightened to Marathon finisher. I need for you to vote for my presentation. It doesn't cost anything -- and there's no money in it for me, either -- but your vote is the only way I can speak. (I hate popularity contests.)

So please, if you can make the time, go to:

http://vot ing.igniteraleigh.com and vote for the title "Everything I Know about Web 2.0, I Learned From the Disney Marathon." It's probably on page 2 -- it was ranked 25th the last time I looked. I almost forgot -- you can "spend" up to 3 votes on me.

If you vote, I get to brag on all of you! :yay::banana::yay::banana::yay::banana:

ksoehrlein 07-02-2009 06:12 PM

How cool! Just gave you some votes. Best of luck!

WDWFAN9 07-02-2009 06:29 PM

What an awesome idea. I voted!

momoftwogirls 07-02-2009 06:44 PM

Good Luck Wendy! I gave you all the votes I could.

Your story is one that inspired me to do many of my races. You really are amazing!

Sarah_Rose 07-02-2009 06:50 PM

Ok, this is entirely a nitpick (and I voted for you anyway!) but your title is a bit misleading. Web forums such as the DIS are NOT Web 2.0, in a technical sense. Web 2.0 refers to more dynamic content that can be manipulated by individual users (like dragging your route in Google Maps, or editing a Wikipedia article, or clicking "likes this" on Facebook), whereas forums (even pretty and high-functioning ones such as the DIS) rely on more primitive internet technology that has been around for decades.

Total nitpick. Sorry! :lmao:

Sarah

getnthinr 07-02-2009 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarah_Rose (Post 32537275)
Ok, this is entirely a nitpick (and I voted for you anyway!) but your title is a bit misleading. Web forums such as the DIS are NOT Web 2.0, in a technical sense. Web 2.0 refers to more dynamic content that can be manipulated by individual users (like dragging your route in Google Maps, or editing a Wikipedia article, or clicking "likes this" on Facebook), whereas forums (even pretty and high-functioning ones such as the DIS) rely on more primitive internet technology that has been around for decades.

Total nitpick. Sorry! :lmao:

Sarah

You are entirely correct, Sarah -- Web 2.0 is not really about forums, but certainly it includes podcasts and blogging, both of which are offered on the DIS. I also thought I might talk about how my own marathon timeline was related to the progression of the "Internet community" -- I started on a listserv, then moved to forums, then facebook and twitter (because web 2.0 is about collaboration) -- and so forth.

I think the primary emphasis though at Ignite Raleigh is edutainment -- teach a little, make 'em laugh, inspire 'em.

But good for you that you are so web 2.0 savvy! You are the techno-girl!!!

syko 07-02-2009 07:11 PM

I just voted for you.

Sarah_Rose 07-02-2009 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by getnthinr (Post 32537368)
You are entirely correct, Sarah -- Web 2.0 is not really about forums, but certainly it includes podcasts and blogging, both of which are offered on the DIS. I also thought I might talk about how my own marathon timeline was related to the progression of the "Internet community" -- I started on a listserv, then moved to forums, then facebook and twitter (because web 2.0 is about collaboration) -- and so forth.

I think the primary emphasis though at Ignite Raleigh is edutainment -- teach a little, make 'em laugh, inspire 'em.

But good for you that you are so web 2.0 savvy! You are the techno-girl!!!

:cheer2: I should probably read more than you 50 word blurb before I go and spout off about web technologies, eh? I work at a museum that is trying to harness the 2.0, but just fails every once in awhile, so I've become way too sensitive to the issues that get argued at least twice a month in two hour meetings! :lmao:

It is an awesome topic, though, and I hope you get the chance to speak!

Sarah

MouseDogMom 07-02-2009 07:37 PM

3 more votes submitted! I want to come if you get to speak!

Jackie

ghoulishgirl 07-02-2009 07:49 PM

Another 3!

goofyinohio 07-02-2009 07:55 PM

Put me down for 6. 3 from here and 3 from my iphone. We'll just count them as my wife voting and me voting. :thumbsup2

Kirsty-Leigh 07-02-2009 08:01 PM

3 from me! good luck Wendy :) you were second when I left :)

syko 07-02-2009 08:49 PM

Wendy Your number 1 :woohoo::cheer2:

Lets see if we can keep you there!!!!!!

jbucci 07-02-2009 08:50 PM

3 more from me, you were in 1st by one vote when I left :thumbsup2

dsnyfan21 07-02-2009 08:52 PM

Wendy I put my 3 votes in from my laptop and that put you #1!!! I will put more from each computer I can get to!!!

Tracy


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