Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

Les blogs sont arrivee!

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The conference is well underway, with lots of , photo sharing and coverage already. There is also a large contingent of traditional journalists here as well, so there will presumably be coverage in the mainstream French media
My presentation, which miraculously took the precise length of the train journey to Paris to write, was an attempt to offer some practical steps for companies wanting to put into practice the ideas they hear in Les Blogs. It had a typically catchy title: Some simple steps towards a social software infrastructure for internal communications (1.5Mb PDF).
The French Sénat is a wonderful backdrop for conversations about self-representation (liberté), open and democratic commmunications (egalité) and social networking (fraternité). Over a micro-lunch, I asked everybody I talked to why France is taking the lead in European blogging, and nobody really knows for sure, but regardless of that it is certainly refreshing
There were also some very interesting and in-depth conversations about the practical challenges of deploying social software within organisations, and I am sure some of these will continue.

One Response to Les blogs sont arrivee!

  1. By Stephane Lee on April 27, 2005 at 7:51 am

    Hi Lee,
    It was a pleasure to have a moment talking with you.
    I wanted to share links about social sites that L’Ouvre-Boite (http://louvre-boite.viabloga.com) opened :
    Pop’Advertising : http://influenceurs.net
    Pop’Marketing : http://demandeurs.net
    I also have a TagGregator here : http://creative-mobs.com/portal/technorati/lesblogs
    We walk a similar path to HeadShift : leverage companies with social software mindset and tools. Would be great to spend more time when you come back to Paris !
    Best regards,
    Stephane.