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July 16, 2004

University of Waterloo blogs

Writing about web page http://www.blogging.uwaterloo.ca/

Came across this blog page when searching for university blogs on google.

Looks like a nicely polished site when you first arrive with a smart looking flash into, but once you enter, you realise that there are just 3 blogs. It appears that Waterloo are using them for publicity purposes. Comments appear to be turned off, so they really are slimmed down versions of real blogs.

I wonder how successful they have been? Should we perhaps choose a small group of student bloggers and get them started before the start of year and give them pride of place as "featured bloggers", using them as examples to new students?

Perhaps get them to write specifically about what it's like arriving at University for the first time and their experiences in the first few weeks. Obviously we'd hope this is just the sort of thing that lots of people will write about, but it might be nice to hand pick some good writers who'd be happy to update maybe several times a day.


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