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I just attended an amazing Diplo Webinar about blogging by Mary Murphy and am playing with the idea of blogs. Of course, this Diplo IG Blog is the first blog that comes to mind for me. During the webinar, illustrated by cartoon caricatures of real life blogging situations, I started wondering about this blog. I even asked Mary: isn't an IG blog a bit different, more formal? It often seems that we blog mostly 'announcements' here. Is that true?
On the Diplo website blogs, there is more personal opinion, or at least 'position' and commentary, while it seems to me that here on the social networking site, that we are more formal, even static. Are we just announcing events rather than discussing issues? There are so many things going on right now in the IG world: debates about the new gtlds (Innovation or domination; Game changers) and China's Internet 'partition', for example.
The debates in the online courses, the Internet governance capacity building programme (IGCBP) advanced thematic courses and ISOC's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) eLearning courses are quite lively. What about those of us who want to discuss more informally, air the issues, try out new ideas? The discussions on the Internet governance caucus (IGC) mailing list can be very informative, but a bit intimidating. Here we have a bit less risk, and can try out new ideas, and see where they lead. Grab a cup of coffee, and post a controversial statement? I will throw something back at you. Let's play!