Went to my first, first First Tuesday, this one on Web 2.0 and Social Media. I have been trying to go for a while, but it’s always clashed with something major or I am out of the country at the time. I am glad to hear that they are up and running again and plan to make them a regular item on my calendar.
And I also noticed a good blogger turnout at this First Tuesday, also possibly something to do with the Social Networking topic. Chilibean, Aquila, victoire, Angus the Goozeberry, Mike Stopforth and Vincent were all there. Heather also did a Creative Commons presentation, which was kiff. Some constructive criticism if I may? The presentations were all great, but what was lacking in some of them was actual real-world practical examples — the kind that comes after the fuzzy stuff and makes the penny go kerchingle in the room. But this is small criticism of what was otherwise very cool talks.
Also interesting is that I caught sight of the new blog aggregator that is in the process of launching, called Afrigator. It was on Mike’s laptop, just before he was about to speak. I don’t think we were supposed to see it, but you couldn’t really miss it — splayed across a giant screen before the entire room. I immediately went on to Amatomu on my phone 😉 to see if there was any buzz on it and immediately I saw that Rafiq was blogging about it this morning. Good scoop!!. My word I love the blogosphere. When I immediately went there via my phone at First Tuesday, I initially got a server holding page, but now I see the site is up.
Am really looking forward to using and being part of Afrigator… the more we have of these blog aggregators that support the blogosphere the better as far as I am concerned!!! Big up to the brain behind it, Justin, who also sent me an email earlier this morning about the new site launch. It’s looking great.