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Old 07-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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How cool! Just gave you some votes. Best of luck!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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What an awesome idea. I voted!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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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!

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Old 07-02-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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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!

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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!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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I just voted for you.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:23 PM   #8
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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!!!
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!

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

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Old 07-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #9
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3 more from me, you were in 1st by one vote when I left
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #10
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You always have my vote Did it, done it now back to work

Good luck!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #11
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OK, I voted! Wendy, let me know when this will happen.......John and I will be there in our WISH shirts. (I'll get him to vote tonight)
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:59 PM   #12
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Oh my gosh! You are so sweet!

The "show" is scheduled for Wednesday August 5th at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh. Entry is free, but you have to sign up in advance for your admission tickets. All the scoop on entry is here:

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

The theater only holds 400 and they are already past 300 attendees, so don't delay!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:19 PM   #13
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Thanks, Wendy! I already ordered our 2 tickets!
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:48 PM   #14
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Just ordered our 2 tickets! A mini-WISH meet!

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