I haven't been writing anything for a week or so for several reasons, one of them being away in the Web-Based communities congress
. My mate Fernando Tricas
and myself presented a couple of papers about weblogs. One of them, the one Fernando is presenting here
was about the long way that the Spanish blogosphere has to follow to become a power law. It's not available online, but we will post it in the future.
Lots of interesting papers there: Lilia Efimova
presented a paper on Learning webs: learning in weblog networks
. We also met some fellow bloggers: Monica André, B2OB, Barriers and Opportunities to Organizational Blogging
, and A Formiga de Langton
, portuguese self-organized blogger (who I expect to meet soon in the future).
There was also some time for fun: we visited the village of Obidos
and had some Sagres beer
at a pub in the Bairro Alto
, that showed Portugal and Lisboa flags with a background of forgotten movie stars.
All in all, an interesting experience, to look at communities not only from the point of view of weblogs, but also from a sociological and pedagogic point of view. We'll probably be there next year.