I am going camping!! Swedish Social media geeks are gathering on a small island in southern Sweden for a barcamp over the weekend: Sweden Social web camp. There will be over 250 participants and a very intensive program from Friday night to Sunday morning. There is some indoor housing for about 100 of the participants but main part will sleep in tents. There is at least 5 big military tents on site from friday. And Veidekke is mounting a giant tent on 250 kvm. And there will be a lot of other venues also for the discussions/presentations on Saturday. If the weather is fine we can use the whole island outdoor as venues for sessions. I hope to manage to both show people how to speech-enable their blogs with webreader. (And why they should do it). And I will also lead a discussion on digital gaps, a subject that I personally is very interested in. If they manage to arrange a internet connection that is enough for us all I will be twittering and broadcasting on Bambuser all weekend from the island. One reason for participants in Sweden Social Media Camp to speech-enable their blog could be this:
Contest on the SSWC: Win a speech-enabled iPod Shuffle 4 Gb
The rules are very easy to take part in this contest:
- You should be a registered and present participant at the Social Web Camp.
- You speech-enable your blog with webreader. (You know, you can get it even for free)
- The blog must be a real one and not a sandbox kind-of blog or a pro-beta-playground (you know what I mean).
- Submit your blog as a comment to this post (and you also get a free inlink ;-)
- The submission must be done before 10.00 AM on august 23th (before everyone leaves the island).
If you already have speech-enabeled your blog earlier (like I know a couple have done), you just have to add your blog below as a comment.
It is not the first time we give away a free iPod Shuffle. And we love this model very much since it uses speech synthesis for navigation. We will announce here on sunday at 10.00 who won the iPod. We will also mail the winner.
UPDATE 2009-08-23: The winner is Joanna Öberg with her blog www.joanaoberg.com
Congratulations and good luck with your new toy!