Archive for August, 2010

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has launched the blog portal UDbloggen (blogg.ud.se). The portal is in Swedish only, but can of course be read in English via a google translate. The new web site, which is built on WordPress 3.0, is published on a separate web domain because “it’s tone does not really fit at the ministry’s official web presence”. The ministry is starting with a few text based blogs, and will slowly expand with images and video while looking for an appropriate tone of language.

In the longer Swedish version of this blog post I discuss the features of UDbloggen. In short: it looks good; has nice social media features; moderated commenting (not in all blogs); and I name some of the blogs (including the one from the Minister of Foreign Affairs).  Feel free to read my Swedish post translated by Google.

My concluding remark is that UDbloggen is yeat another sign of that social media has matured. And that the next big movement will centre around the institutional changes required to transform society for our current and future needs. My focus is on what we need to develop instead of having School.

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Will be translated later.

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This post will be translated into English. Meanwhile, in short, I try to explain why I tend to not always recognize my friends when I meet them. Listen to Strangers in the mirror, and I think you get the point.

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Sweden Social Web Camp 2010 (SSWC) is an unconference taking place August 13-15. Without doubt this is Sweden’s largest event entirely focused on social media. This year around 450 people will camp (truly, in cabins and tents) on the small island Tjärö in the southern part of Sweden. The first rounds of 200 tickets released in May were sold out in 50 minutes. The second round sold out equally fast.

I did not plan to go, because I did not have the time. Yesterday night it turned out I got time. Thanks to Twitter I managed to buy Jonas Hombert’s ticket, as he could not attend as planned (a minor injury in his shoulder).

Not sure if I should initiate a session. Perhaps on De-schooling, Rethorics and livestreaming, or Accessability and livestreaming.

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