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Grazia, buon giorno, immobiliare!

Thursday, June 07, 2007 by Dave Winer.

So many thanks to my hosts in Copenhagen, and in Italia.  Permalink to this paragraph

Especially in Genova and Milano, where they have blogger communities that remind me very much of the one in Greensboro I met a few years back. I told them about the strange little city in North Carolina with more bloggers per capita than San Francisco, Cambridge or Sunnyvale. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named flag.gifThey were so gracious and so well-informed. In both places, they asked me about Hypercamp, an idea that I have to admit, no one in California has ever invited me to discuss, to my chagrin. I suggested that Hypercamp was not their next step, that they ought to try a structured unconference, like BloggerCon, with fully empowered and respected discussion leaders who are benevolent dictators, cutting off people who repeat themselves or who promote their products or companies, calling on people with important ideas and perspectives even if they don't have their hands raised, and where there are no presentations, no panels, no speakers and no audience.  Permalink to this paragraph

They have had a lot of BarCamps, of all flavors, all over the country, and they are looking for the next thing to do. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named tower.jpgI asked that they please consider creating a small subset of their interests on an English-language blog, so we can integrate their work with that of bloggers in the non-Italian speaking world, which is virtually everywhere but Italy. These are very smart, very good, very natural-born bloggers, and it would be great if they could share their enthusiasm and knowledge with all of us around the world. I pointed out that Italy is a popular tourist destination. Wouldn't it be great to have a TouristCamp, where people come from all over the world to taste La Dolce Vita while they work on new ideas and technology for social networking over a plate of delicious Italian food, breathing fresh Mediterranean air? Permalink to this paragraph

In other words, would Italy like to be our host? All that's standing in the way, imho, is a little international outreach.  Permalink to this paragraph

More to say, when I get some of that famous perspective that comes from sleeping and walking and breathing, back home in California. Permalink to this paragraph

Prrrrrego! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

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