Archive - Feb 2005
Here is a post that I just contributed to the Tools for Online Activism discussion at the Online Social Networks 2005 conference. Comments are greatly appreciated.
The sun shone brightly through the beautiful stained glass windows. The light passed through intricate woodworking to create ornate shadows. Members of the Retired Men’s Association with their thinning white hair and blue or gray blazers slowly filled the pews. Members of the Democratic Town Committee showed up as did folks from numerous other groups.
It is Lincoln’s Birthday, 2005 at Christ Church Greenwich. We don’t celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday much anymore and it isn’t a typical day to be in church, but is an important day to be there.
One of the guest authors there is Andrea Baker. She has a book entitled "Double Click: Romance and Commitment Of Online Couples". There is a discussion about this book as part of the forum. The comments I added about how my wife and I met online as well as a reference to the story of the 'Pina Colada' song being acted out with less beneficial results can be read below.
I am participating in Online Social Networks 2005, which started on Wednesday. It includes a forum which is mostly text, but has some graphics and links to audio and visual. There are conference calls, gatherings in an IRC channel and other events going on.
I will be a panelist in the ‘Tools for Online Activism’ forum. I look forward to that. For the time being, I’m simply trying to get through all the forum entries and add comments here and there.