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Meanwhile, more provocation from the European Parliament’s lovely web team: “there are two kinds of people working in the public relations management milieu of European institutions: the ones that entertain romantic notions about the emancipatory potential of new media … and those that recognize Web 2.0 as yet another tool for managing and projecting the… » read more

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Next week will see yet another physical meeting in Brussels dedicated to exploring the European public space, an irony which appears permanently lost to the organisers of the neverending stream of conferences, seminars and workshops which can be only attended by Brussels Bubble Insiders, and have neither webstreaming nor any online community (EuropCom, anyone?). Mediacafé… » read more

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If I recall correctly, a lot of us in the euroblogosphere reacted to the announcement of the European Public Communication Conference and Network (EuropCom) with a mixture of scepticism, hope and amusement, particularly with the original launch video, which was so badly done I for one was actually charmed. Fancy announcing a conference and not… » read more

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Dear Proximus

Thank you, dear Proximus, for prompting me to re-suscitate my blog. I thought it was dead. You have brought it back to life. How? Because You Suck That’s right, dear Proximus, you suck. Your customer service (sic) is so poor you have filled me with enough irritation on this sunny afternoon to motivate me to… » read more

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Why Blog Anyway?

Just a short post to Give Thanks for LobbyPlanet and LinoTheRhino for precisely puncturing our pompous reflections on the European public space: “I blog as a cheap means of therapy … WordPress and my PC are my two sanity vents when used in combination … should we truly care about the “influence” of euroblogs? Is… » read more

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The lack of specialists in EU-oriented blogs is impeding the development of the European online public space. One of the observations in the recent Waggener-Edstrom survey of influential blogs that resonated with me was the lack of specialists in Euro blogging circles. Finding 1: a major gap in sector-specific blogging expertise The study contrasts this… » read more

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How do you sort through the firehose of information coming at you every day? Soon after starting this blog I posted about the toolset I was using to manage information, figuring that if enough eurobloggers used the same tools we could easily coordinate our efforts and help each other out. Typically, everyone uses a different… » read more

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In a desperate attempt to publish more often – and not just about the European bloody online public space – here is something that a considerate friend, listening in to a phone call yesterday, sent me in sympathy: creative commons: Scott Hampson And while I’m in the mood, here’s something for good measure from I… » read more

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