Misc

The discretion of bloggers

Lorcan 1 min read

It is quite difficult to be private: we leave traces everywhere. What we spend, who we speak to on the phone, where we live, our credit history: it all goes into the record.
I have just spoken at the very congenial Access 2005 conference, in Edmonton. The conference had active blogger participation (aggregated at Planet Access), and the presentations will be podcast. I think this is marvellous; I find it enormously useful seeing a commentary or record of presentations.
It did set up a particular dynamic as I was speaking though. Usually, during a conference presentation I have a sense of being ‘off record‘: so one might make the odd aside that would not be included in a written article, for example, or have that not not quite validated detail in a presentation knowing that it was not going to go beyond the room.
Now, however, everthing is going into the record: one is always on record. One might rely on the discretion of bloggers, but it is all there in the podcast … The private, public conference space is becoming a public, public space 😉
Mmm… Update: a colleague points out that videos of presentations at last year’s VALA are available. I never knew!

Share
Comments
More from LorcanDempsey.net
Misc

Hamster wheeling ....

I have found the expression ‘hamster wheeling’ useful over the last few years. I tend to use it in the
Lorcan 1 min read
Misc

Elected ...

I thought it would be nice to record that a couple of my colleagues had recently been elected to positions
Lorcan
Misc

Open for business

Well, I wish I could say I was back by popular demand … but that might be stretching the truth just
Lorcan
icon

Follow along

Deeep dives and quick takes: libraries, society, culture, technology, ...

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to LorcanDempsey.net.

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.