Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Speakers and Speeches: Mary Hodder on blog search engines

In this first offering of Speakers and Speeches, “For Immediate Release” is pleased to offer a 1:34 speech—including Q&A—by Mary Hodder, delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at a meeting of the bloggers and RSS special interest group of the East Bay (California) IT Group (EBIG).

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imageMary Hodder is a digital media junkie. She works with companies in open source, photo sharing and blog aggregation. A graduate of UC-Berkeley’s School of Information Management Systems, she researches and writes on intellectual property, security and privacy. She writes the Napsterization blog and has recently started a new blog, as well. She is currently working to launch a digital online video business. She formerly worked for Technorati and remains involved in the company, and also sits on the board of AttentionTrust, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the basic rights of attention owners.

In this talk, Hodder addressed the differences among—and problems with—the current crop of blog search engines, and articulated a vision for what blog search could achieve.

Shel Holtz, who attended the session, recorded Hodder with a Marantz Professional PMD660 digital recorder, using the built-in microphone. The audio is slightly edited to remove a couple of confidential items about which Mary asked attendees not to blog.

Posted by shel on 09/07 at 02:02 PM
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