It’s been seven years since I attended what was billed as a Blog Summit. It was held on the University of Virginia's campus. The two-day event unfolded under the auspices of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
In some ways it seems much longer ago, especially in the context of the development of social media. Most of us, then, didn‘t realize we were already near the end of what was a Golden Era.
One day someone (WCVE?) should put together a documentary film on that rather optimistic era. Focusing on that "summit" meeting, in particular, would be a good way to gather what was the spirit of the blogosphere in 2006.
Click on the links below to read some of SLANTblog’s coverage of the Sorensen‘s unusual event. Although many of the links within the stories below are dead, not all of them are.
- May 18, 2006: “Blog Summit; updated”
- May 27, 2006: "Summit on Blogging News"
- June 18, 2006: “Post-Summit Thoughts”
- June 19, 2006: “Bloggers Filling a Vacuum”