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October 4, 2003 -- the first BloggerCon.
The first blogging conference in the United States, and one of the first in the world.
Lots of amazing people were there, connections made, friendships established, ideas explored, and I think the world changed in some interesting and significant ways.
Co-remember being another way of saying co-memorate.
What would be an appropriate way to celebrate?
I'd love to link to blog posts people wrote about the first BloggerCon.
What surprised you about the way the blogosphere developed?
What did you anticipate that actually happened?
Are you still cynical, or do you still feel idealistic about open media?
It's time to start thinking about it.
I probably have a list somewhere of all the people who were there.
Who was the most surprising person there?
Did you make any lifelong friends at BloggerCon?
I'll try to reach out to you all but if you were there and have ideas, in the spirit of BloggerCon, please blog about it!
Comments and suggestions are very much welcome.
I will write some of my own thoughts, of course.
Here's the grid for Day 2.
PS: One of the things that's changed since 2003 is that you can write blog posts from airplanes. I'm writing this on a flight from NY to Chicago! It's still kind of amazing to me, even though the wifi doesn't work that well -- it's one of those things that's surprising that you can do it at all.