A blog for everyone in Davos

Way back in 1999, before the 2000 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dave Winer urged me to provide every participant in Davos with a blog. It was a great idea, but so far ahead of its time that I couldn’t come close to persuading my colleagues at the Forum to do it.

Well, ideas come around. The Forum has taken a laudatory step in the right direction for this year’s Annual Meeting. “Every participant of the Annual Meeting – ranging from business leaders to political leaders, heads of NGOs, religious leaders academics and journalists – will be asked to join the Forum blog. The World Economic Forum was the first international organization to set up a blog at the Annual Meeting in January 2005 and the upcoming Annual Meeting will see a significant development in the experiment. All of the more than 2,000 participants, including presidents and prime ministers, will be asked to provide at least one posting for the blog.”

I think that’s great. It would be even better if every participant had their own blog, rather than be aggregated on the one, central Forum blog. Still, huzzahs all round.

2 thoughts on “A blog for everyone in Davos

  1. Cameron Barrett

    Back in May of 2004 I tried to get the DNCC to allow me to set up a blog server so that every Delegate to the DNC’s Convention would have a blog. Of course, they didn’t do it and instead opted for keeping control of the media circus the Convention was and always will be.

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  2. ITsecure

    Great, but so far the WEF forum has little if anything on it…. much hoopla about little it seems

    I hope they will tell as a few things about what is happening at the formal and more informal sessions. But I hate to hear again that some hackers succeeded in cracking some more RIM Blackberry devices or that the wireless system at the WEF was not up to snuff once again.

    CASEScontact.org has a story about this, its a paradoy about Paris Hilton and the 2006 WEF (in English and Deutsch) but the free tools that Paris suggests regarding data recovery are great. Just in case participants delete their favorite snapshots from the WEF Davos, check this out:

    Datenrettung und Daten Wiederherstellung – Teil I – ‘That’s Hot’ Empfehlungen von Paris Hilton zum Weltwirschaftsforum Davos,

    Data Recovery 101 – PART I – ‘That’s hot!’ – Paris Hiltons recommendations from the World Economic Forum Davos – Risk Workshop

    PS. In case you access the wireless network at the WEF Davos, maybe use this tool to avoid becoming an attack victim

    Free Security Tool – CyTRAP lab’s Choice – improving your wireless security at the WEF Davos – beyond WEP and WPA

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