I want to tell the world about WISH -- or at least NC

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  1. getnthinr

    getnthinr DIS Veteran

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    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:
     
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  3. ksoehrlein

    ksoehrlein Once (and Future?) CM

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    How cool! Just gave you some votes. Best of luck!
     
  4. WDWFAN9

    WDWFAN9 DIS Veteran

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    What an awesome idea. I voted!
     
  5. momoftwogirls

    momoftwogirls Mouseketeer

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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!
     
  6. Sarah_Rose

    Sarah_Rose DIS Veteran

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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! :lmao:

    Sarah
     
  7. getnthinr

    getnthinr DIS Veteran

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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!!!
     
  8. syko

    syko DIS Veteran

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    I just voted for you.
     
  9. Sarah_Rose

    Sarah_Rose DIS Veteran

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    :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
     
  10. MouseDogMom

    MouseDogMom DIS Veteran

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

    Jackie
     
  11. ghoulishgirl

    ghoulishgirl I love Halloween and am afraid of butterflies

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    Another 3!
     
  12. goofyinohio

    goofyinohio DIS Veteran

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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. :thumbsup2
     
  13. Kirsty-Leigh

    Kirsty-Leigh Mouseketeer

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

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    Wendy Your number 1 :woohoo::cheer2:

    Lets see if we can keep you there!!!!!!
     
  15. jbucci

    jbucci DIS Veteran

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    3 more from me, you were in 1st by one vote when I left :thumbsup2
     
  16. dsnyfan21

    dsnyfan21 I'd rather be on Main Street in WDW!

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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!!!

    Tracy
     
  17. amykab

    amykab <font color=royalblue>Congrats to ALL the losers t

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    3 from me so far..I will try for some more tomorrow!
     
  18. Duanerice

    Duanerice DIS Veteran

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    You got my 3 votes.

    Duane
     
  19. kareneast

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    Very cool Wendy! I just gave you my 3 votes.....your still in 1st place and now have 233 votes.
     
  20. ultramickeymouse

    ultramickeymouse DIS Veteran

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    Wendy: I voted 6 times for you!

    BTW: How I did this was voting 3 votes on IE browser and 3 votes using Firefox.

    You are #1 now!
     
  21. amykab

    amykab <font color=royalblue>Congrats to ALL the losers t

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    Another 3 from me!!
     

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