Thursday, July 05, 2007

World Economic Forum

We hear a lot about the Web2.0 – the new forms of social interaction online, especially user generated content.

World Economic Forum, 2007 – collage of participatory activities

The World Economic Forum, held in Capetown 13-15 June 2007, has an interesting website that webcasts some of the sessions and allowed people worldwide to contribute questions and comments via a blog and SMS. The Forum included some open sessions where panellists responded to questions sent via the blog or SMS. Check it out here.

This is great! – because it allows everybody to see some of the sessions. Those presentations are no longer just one-day events, limited to Cape Town in June 2007, instead they last as long as the website continues.

I can see this kind of possibility for the School of St Jude. A Friends page could allow worldwide supporters to share photos (via Flickr) and video (via YouTube), to post blog messages or join a discussion board for Q and A.

What do you think? Would you like to be part of something like that? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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