Ok, so I thought that my editorial schedule and PWAC seminar about new media tools, I heard a wonderful speaker, Joan Vinall-Cox. A writing coach, editor and educator, she is also a Web 2.0 consultant. I was so entranced by her warm, accessible way of describing all of the cool Web 2.0 tools out there.
Many of the tools weren’t new to me, but my enthusiasm got sparked. I’ve now got my very own delicio.us account and a great new feed reader that I’m actually using (more on that in another post). Plus, Joan and I have set up a chat and I’m really looking forward to getting to know her better (and maybe finding an opportunity for YOU to get to know her, as well).
I got a bit futher out of my comfort zone at CaseCamp. Unlike the CaseCamp event I attended at a museum in July 2007, this one took place in a loud, dark dance club filled with hundreds of people, mostly gen-Y’ers. I heard some inspiring, interesting and entertaining presentations about how people are using Web 2.0 tools. I’m still following up with some of the contacts I met – so the rewards of that outing are still to be revealed, but I’m really glad I went (and I was glad to get home to bed).