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9:45:30 AM: Cool, it’s almost over and now the Wifi works #rp09
1:50:46 PM: Interesting talk about internet activism in the Middle East by an inspiring young woman – Esraâ€™a Al Shafei of mideastyouth.com
1:54:44 PM: Esraâ€™a Al Shafei the difference between digital activism in the East and in the West: here people are allowed to say what they want.
2:00:15 PM: Cory Doctorow paraphrased my diploma thesis of 2000 – so there was a way to turn it into a bestseller. Note to self: surfing is on the wave.
2:02:21 PM: Mary C. Joyce explained that online activism was a big thing for Obama, but it wasn’t what the election. The candidate was.
2:03:42 PM: That’s why it probably won’t matter that Angela Merkel has only about 6,000 supporters on her facebook profile…
2:05:16 PM: Later this afternoon, there will be an interesting discussion about an emerging European digital sphere.
2:05:30 PM: BTW, my twitter account is @almostadiary.
2:07:58 PM: But now: political blogs in Germany – and they put that in the agenda without any kind of question mark…
4:42:40 PM: The panel about the European blogosphere with Jon Worth and Jeremie Zimmermann was quite inspiring. Watch out for buses in Brussels.
10:35:40 AM: Didn’t get much out of the German Privacy Commissioner Peter Schaar’s talk except for “well, there’s more problems than ideas to solve them.
1:39:45 PM: Really liked Ralf Bendrath’s talk about emerging democratic structures in social networks with particular reference to facebook. #rp09
1:42:47 PM: The follow-up chat at the Privacy OS subconference was even better – intereresting technology from Kaiserslautern: “Hello world”
1:44:06 PM: Now it’s on to “growing up in the web” – Danah Boyd’s topic without Danah Boyd… let’s see.
2:36:36 PM: The Role of the State in the Digital Society… philosophy or criminology?
4:56:31 PM: Germany’s interior ministery wanted input from netizens but faced opposition due to lost trust that will be very difficult to rebuild. #rp09
6:10:15 PM: The problem is that people aren’t listening to Lawrence Lessig…
12:19:18 PM: I’m far too tired, but in Berlin, trying to cope with 140 character posts… let’s hope the WiFi coverage at the conference will get better.
3:21:56 PM: This seriously feels like 300bps. John Kelly of the Berkman center held an interesting talk about link structures in different blogospheres.
3:24:01 PM: He noted the prominence of neo-conservative bloggers in the Arab linksphere as well as the rise of a shiite theological blog cluster.
3:25:46 PM: Luckily he didn’t have much of an idea of the German blogs that he had mapped… that was taken care of in the following panel discussion.
3:27:32 PM: The usual suspects talked about the same things they have talked about since forever. In this case, shift ’09 didn’t happen.
3:29:17 PM: I asked penalist Stefan NIggemeier if he didn’t think it’s boring to keep having the same chat over and over, and he said, “in a way, yes”.
3:31:57 PM: The afternoon panel about “changing media” could have used at least one person with a bit of macro insight… like Thomas KnÃ¼ver #rp09
3:34:49 PM: I learned about the A&R dropbox at EMI Australia’s theinsoundfromwayout.com at the presentation about hypem.com
3:36:07 PM: And in the end, I realised I may be too old for some things, 4chan for example.
8:06:53 PM: OK, let’s see if the updates are included automatically.