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    Caught in the act…

    It seems I am not the only one who was entertained by David Bryson’s piece on A blog about bloggers blogging others also enjoyed it, including Steve and Haydn.

    I was caught on camera, and yes I was blogging (and eating at the same time).

    Blogging and eating

    I did also talk to the person sitting next to me…

    One thing that I have found blogging about stuff at ALT-C is how it can be used to create and stimulate verbal communication. I doubt I would have spoken to Steve Wheeler if he hadn’t blogged about a session we both attended and on his blog he mentioned my blog.

    Other delegates have come up to me and mentiond my blog. Others have mentioned the photographs I have uploaded to Flickr.

    Yes everyone  focusing on their computers can be seen to be rude (here I am typing this during a session), but I know I have talked and discussed more during this conference as a result of blogging then I have at previous ALT conferences.

    I reflected during the refreshment break this morning that though there were some people using laptops, many, many more were talking.

    Personally I think blogging has improved the verbal discussion not replaced it.

    6 Responses to “Caught in the act…”

    1. Niall Watts says:

      You can talk and blog at the same time during the breaks. I did! I agree that blogging actually encourages ‘real-world’ communication with people I don’t already know.

    2. David Sugden says:

      James’ blogging has helped me to get a feel for the conferecne – and I’m not there. I’ve still been able to engage in debate …

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