This is the first post of the new year, which both should summarize the ended year 2005 and set the resolutions for the coming time. First of all I should say that 2005 was a tremendous year for blogging. The thing just boomed see this personal stat:
- 2002 -> 7 posts
- 2003 -> 116 posts
- 2004 -> 333 posts (almost one per day)
- 2005 -> 539 posts (almost two per day)
Using this tool I achieved two great objectives: first, to have a log of the evolution of my research subject and conclusion; second, the construction of the network of people working on the same subject (I have got 119 comments so far, out of which a dozen were real and good research contacts). A third objective was that of communicating my updated research status to my co-workers that regularly check my blog, and finally the good point was to push me to be less lazy.
I can state with no doubts that blogging and aggregation are now a fundamental tool for research and learning in general. This is obviously a revolution in the internet revolution: the shift of control on content production. Internet 1.0 was a huge showcase. Internet 2.0 is a constantly evolving people-based environment, where ‘fruitors’ are in control of the content.
Some great scenarios are just one simple step ahead: the redefinition of streamline media power of information into a citizen-driven domain. For the new year I would love to see less posts but with better and more original content. What I would love is to reblog less and talk more in detail of my own points of view. May the force be with us in this 2006! Happy blogging!!
Tags: blogs, citizen journalism, collaboration tools, learning technology