Weblogs in Universities
August 7, 2003 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Harvard weblogs, Warwick University Weblogs, University of Toronto blogs. Anywhere else?
posted by hoder (14 comments total)
University of Waterloo blogs.
posted by Succa at 8:16 AM on August 7, 2003

Vassar blogs. (It's a college and not a university, strictly speaking, but what the hell.)
posted by Epenthesis at 8:35 AM on August 7, 2003

Thanks to my near-inexplicable presence on some bloggerati mailing lists, I received this very evening an email from a certain Mr Winer offering me (tongue to some extent in cheek, granted, but) a chance to sign up for a limited-seating 'once-in-a-lifetime experience,' at 'a mere $500', to attend the Harvard-sponsored BloggerCon 2003.

I'm not going. $500 buys a fuck of a lot of beer.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:47 AM on August 7, 2003

$500 American dollars? Ouch. I know conferences are probably expensive to put together, but what's the point in having one that the vast majority of bloggers can't attend? It seems like for that price in that location you'd just see the same old folks you hear about going to all these events, and none of the actual "grassroots" level people who work with blogs day in and day out. [/end topic derail]
posted by jess at 9:00 AM on August 7, 2003

Succa, what you doing pimping those marketing blogs?

...The real blogs belong to the University of Waterloo Webring.
posted by mgoyer at 10:04 AM on August 7, 2003

Harvard has blogs, but MIT has blogdex.

posted by kewms at 10:06 AM on August 7, 2003

Well yeah, Matt, but we're talking university sanctioned blogs here, are we not? I figured there'd be a little more discussion re: universities paying bloggers to be shills to prospective students.
posted by Succa at 10:23 AM on August 7, 2003

$500 is at the low end for a conference. Apple charges $1500+ for WWDC, for instance. By the time you add hotel, meals, and airfare, $500 is maybe a quarter to a third of the total cost.
posted by kindall at 10:48 AM on August 7, 2003

I couldn't care less.
posted by madman at 11:28 AM on August 7, 2003

Succa, looking at the original post, the only university sanctioned blogs seem to be Harvards and as you pointed out ours. Of course I prefer Harvard's model.
posted by mgoyer at 11:43 AM on August 7, 2003

MG Hustle: Bah. I prefer to discuss the sellouts. We could talk about webrings until our teeth fall out and nothing will be said. You and I both know Waterloo is approximately 3.72 years behind the times anyway. Perhaps it is better to ask the question of why universities are sponsoring (either by payment or webhosting or whatever) blogging initiatives...for fun or for profit? What does Harvard stand to gain from Winermania? Does it act as an advertisement for Harvard Law school (not to mention UserLand) just as much as it does a helpful resource? Of course it does, but will people read it? And so on.
posted by Succa at 12:16 PM on August 7, 2003

posted by gramcracker at 12:39 PM on August 7, 2003

posted by KnitWit at 2:52 PM on August 7, 2003

Pomona's in the process of setting up sanctioned blog-space, but there's not an official URL yet...
posted by KF at 1:24 PM on August 13, 2003

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