The Worldwide Faces of BarCamp Part 2
Editor's Note: Walyce Almeida was NowPublic's first student journalist contributor and we're really proud to have her stories being shown here. She posted the following item about the upcoming BarCamp event at the University of Miami. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to do a profile of "The Worldwide Faces of BarCamp". Please have a look at our growing slideshow as contributions come in!
For an introductory information on BarCamp, read http://geektastik42.blogspot.com/ or barcamp.org.
BarCamp came to the University of Miami's Comm Week, a conference to expose students to different media and professionals in the field. UM held BarCamp, an ad-hoc gathering of bloggers, in the School of Communication's beautiful courtyard surrounded by bushes with yellow flowers in full bloom and dark green tables with umbrellas and chairs. Three projectors with screens and computer connections were set up in the courtyard so that bloggers could simultaneously present their web sites. Below is a list of some of those sites:
Scrapblog.com - a site where you can create a virtual scrapbook
Metroblogging - hyper-local news generated by residents of the city
Meebo.com / IMified.com - two sites where you can sign on to different chat services at the same time on one page
TheGorb.com - a blogging community where your reputation is rated by the other members and it increases the more people support your credibility
USnacks.com/blog - a community of web sites that sell snacks for college/university students
OurScene.com - a music community where artists and fans can sell music, upload songs, introduce new bands, rate and promote artists
Businesswire.com - a site where press releases are posted making them readily available for journalists