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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, 07:37 PM   #9
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3 more votes submitted! I want to come if you get to speak!

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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Another 3!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:55 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #12
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3 from me! good luck Wendy you were second when I left
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:49 PM   #13
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Wendy Your number 1

Lets see if we can keep you there!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #14
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3 more from me, you were in 1st by one vote when I left
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:52 PM   #15
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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!!!

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