ScienceLeicester Team Blog

March 28, 2009

Writing in public spaces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — AJ Cann @ 1:17 pm

jiscri Joss Winn asked about our JISCRI bid and whether we were going to put anything on the Lincoln BuddyPress site ->

It’s an experiment to improve the call process by providing a community space specifically around JISC funding calls. As a member, you can create a profile, make friends, write on each other’s ‘Wire’, send private messages, create interest groups and create one or more blogs to draft your bid. If you want a specific theme or plugin installed, post a message on Joss’ Wire. Chatter…, a site microblog has been set up for general chat. When you’re logged in, you can sign up as a user on Chatter… The idea is that you can use this site to discuss and plan your bid. Find partners, comment on the bid and draft your proposals. Note that this is an open, public site. You can set your own blog and group privacy settings. Search engine spiders are blocked until registration is closed, after which it’s up to blog owners to manage how you handle search engines.

Joss says they’re trying to support what we are done with this blog, but within a community space with added benefits (e.g. shared spaces).

I’ve told Joss that this blog is primarily an internal tool but we like public conversations, so unless anyone objects, I guess we’ll add something to the BuddyPress site when we have a draft?

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1 Comment

  1. yes – lets practice what we are attempting to preach and take the leap in to the open :-)

    Comment by jobadge — March 31, 2009 @ 10:44 am


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