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Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I'm in a meeting with the WEF Media Leaders. Its a few dozen people consisting of the editors-in-chief and CEOs of a variety of major media organizations from around the world.

I'm going to talk about the role of blogs and how we might work together. I'm going to talk about how blogs can address the issue of getting people to care about about things by providing a voice to people who don't have a voice and can provide additional resources, which seems to be one of the issues that many of these media companies have.

I will also try to talk to the big media companies about designing their online presence to be more blogger friendly.

I'll try to post notes here. The rules for this meeting are "off the record for background and not for attribution unless explicit permission to quote is granted by each speaker concerned."

I've also gotten the opportunity to hear some of the concerns that are facing these media leaders today and will summarize my notes later.


Joi, please talk about the political aspects of blogs in closed societies like Iran with over 200,000 weblogs in Persian. Is there any other person blogging from Davos?

Joi - Have fun. I know Jay Rosen is there, so I suspect he is blogging -- I'll go over to PressThink and look. But the policy sounds like it will be mostly OFF THE RECORD, n'est-ce pas?

Tell them what I wrote last week = Blogs are to conventional media as Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz are to your travel agent -- a force of transparency that will be hard to avoid.

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