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Should I really be commenting? Or as David says are we simply talking to each other?

I totally agree about the social and motivation aspects of organisational blogging. And this changes as people become confident commentors and confident posters.

A friend of mine told me that although he read Reengage he felt intimidated that my ideas had been turned into words on screen rather than his that were still in his head. He said he lacked confidence in adding his thoughts because they were less well formed. He urged shorter postings and questions that would encourage more contributions. I wonder if it would?

See you Friday David!

Of course blogging doesn't have to be ego-based. I have an information worker's instinct for ways of organising material and I see my blog as proving pretty useful, in coming years, in helping me pick over ideas, issues and even paragraphs that I'll maybe want to re-use. I'm flattered frankly that others look-in from time to time and hope they find it useful. And why would I have a sweat about sharing stuff? David once shared with me a quote from Seneca, (which i think I have right) - "The best ideas are common property."
Blogs are also a neat staging-post between informal mention and formal material elsewhere on (or off) the net.

Both previous commentators make interesting points about in-organisation blogging. There's an interesting example of precisely this going on here.
Both previous commentators make interesting points about in-organisation blogging. But I wonder if the wider wired world is ready for this level of open source / creative commons yet? There's an interesting example of an organisation engaging with this precise notion here. It's a London based think-tank with a fairly strong political agenda. And to an outsider the jury still seems very much out...

Isn't it true that for the first number of years of it's existence, the Internet itself was merely the personal communication device of a small, closed, close-knit community of researchers and scientist who probably spent more time with each other on the phone and in person then they did on the grandfather of the Web?

That's the nature of innovation, at least according to rogers' diffusion of innovations curve. It has to start with a few ego-centric whackos. God bless the Whackos!

Keep talking amongst yourselves, some of us are listening and following you. And there's more behind us!

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