Socially Portable, my contribution to the BIGWIG showcase

I decided to do something for the BIGWIG Social Software showcase even though I wasn’t going to be at ALA. I think I missed out on most of the awesome parts of this excellent idea/event, but I was still happy to put a little something together. Then I went to NYC for a long weekend, and ALA happend in DC and I sort of forgot about it until now.

I have to say, a wiki with the exhortation “Please note that all contributions to Social Software Showcase may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don’t want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don’t submit it here.” (as all mediawiki wikis have) seems like an odd place to put presentations that you’d sort of hope wouldn’t be mercilessly edited, but that’s a small gripe in an otherwise enjoyable exercise. My presentation is called Socially Portable and is a short and hopefully amusing look at portable applications (for Mac and Windows) for people interested in having identities that are not just flexible but actually mobile. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks very much to Michelle, Jason and Karen for putting this together.

2 thoughts on “Socially Portable, my contribution to the BIGWIG showcase

  1. There’s something very wrong with the formatting on that document. On Portable Firefox (heh) version it shows up with very wide margins, so that the text is all squeezed into about an inch of space in the center of the screen.

    In terms of content (I read it from the Printable Version, which is more readable, but not by much), I loved it. I’m a big PortableApps fan!

  2. Jessamyn, I had the same double-take about the wording on the wiki… I mean to bring that up. Thanks. I don’t mind editing for clarity, but it’s interesting how (speaking strictly for myself and in a broad, thinking-about-wikipedia-et.-al sense) I’m not crazy about being the “contributor” and then facing the prospect of having my “contribution” “mercilessly” edited. I wouldn’t have qualms about an anonymous entry… but then I wonder, would I do one?

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