James Farmer gets stuck in
Self-constructed blog super-über-guru James Farmer got stuck into me today in a pretty poor verbal mashup of facts. He didn't approve of the lineup in the Les Blogs Education Panel. Most of what he's complaining about is what the others said, although through his blog post it looks like it's all me. Bravo on the libel, mate.
What he mosts objects to is my phrasing: "How many blogs are about run by teachers and professors? The answer is a disaster", which he also managed to quote out of context. Talk about accountability in blogging. Well, it has been and is still. In the last five months in Scotland at least we have seen the blogosphere triple/quadruple in education. It wasn't difficult to measure, although now there are edublogs popping up everywhere, most of which have started after talks by me, John, David or my colleagues at LTS.
James, having launched the domain names such as edublogs.org and learnerblogs.org, obviously feels that no-one else should be allowed to talk about blogging, and to hell with the Long Tail while we're at it.
Worse still, he goes off on one, apparently linking clamping down on school blogs with me and my copanelists. If you've ever read my posts you know that I am heavily into authentic, open comment blogging.
In any case, I left a comment on his post which you can all read to follow the discussion, if you can really be bothered.