Sunday, November 13, 2005

BlawgThink 2005

I was in Chicago Friday and Saturday for BlawgThink 2005. Bonnie Shucha of WisBlawg and I gave an Introduction to RSS and News Aggregators, including an explanation of RSS or news feeds, demonstrations of free websites and software for reading feeds, and a discussion of the types of legal and government information available via feeds. You can view the presentation in MindManager or PowerPoint format. If you do not already have the viewers on your computer, you can download a free MindManager Viewer or PowerPoint Viewer.

The BlawgThink conference was organized by Matt Homann and Dennis Kennedy. I attended many interesting presentations, on which I will report over the next week or two. Speakers included SIU Law alumni Steve Nipper, whose blogs include the Invent Blog and ReThink(IP), Evan Schaeffer (Legal Underground and Illinois Trial Practice Weblog), Tom Mighell (Inter Alia and the Internet Legal Research Weekly), Ernest Svenson (Ernie the Attorney), Carolyn Elefant (My Shingle), Jeff Beard (LawTech Guru Blog), and Sabrina Pacifici (beSpacific). It was an amazing experience!

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