Lesblogs, Ben and Civility in blogs
I'm at Lesblogs. More later. This is my backstage colleague Ben responding to Mena Trott's keynote where she rather naively pleaded with bloggers to be "civil". She was also irked that Ben had been a rather frank contributor to the irc backchannel over the last few days. "Who is this dotben ?" she declared. You can see me hiding in the next seat on the far left as Ben stood his corner. Ironically derided from the stage for "letting down the community" in one session, he was indirectly praised in the next, as one of the speakers on a panel devoted to RSS cited cited backstage as an example of a great initiative by the BBC.