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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Sunday, August 21, 2005
    An emerging culture based on sharing
     
    Gearing up for Greenbelt where I'm on a panel discussing our approach to blogging. With me, a grungy old maverick who just likes the look of his own words on a page, Maggi, whose blog has become a focus for serious discussion of 'emerging church' issues, Dave, the man responsible for the world-famous Dullest blog in the world and the vibrant online community focussed on The Wibsite, it will certainly be varied and potentially quite interesting, especially with Paul and Kester also involved.

    Started theorising about blogging tonight by returning to a lovely few lines in Kevin Kelly's 10-year Web retrospective in Wired 13.08:

    At [the] heart [of the revolution launched by Netscape's IPO] was a new kind of participation that has since developed into an emerging culture based on sharing. And the ways of participating unleashed by hyperlinks are creating a new type of thinking - part human and part machine - found nowhere else on the planet or in history.

    An emerging culture based on sharing. I like that. And it is something along those lines which appeals to me about doing this thing we do.