Thanks to the wonderful guys at Rhubarb Radio (where I also do the Saturday breakfast show, plug plug) the improvised talk on my personal journey towards communities online from WxWM2 is now available as audio. Not only is it the full talk, and good quality, but you don’t have to look at me waving my arms about — and since there were no slides that’s got to be a good deal.
A week or so ago I did an impromptu talk at WxWM2 (a gathering of the social media interested) in Brum — it was very much an unconference format so I wasn’t sure I was going to say anything at all. However a slot arose and I talked for about 20 minutes about how I came to be running a “community” website — almost by accident — and how it’s important to understand the responsibilities that people who (voluntarily almost always) end up providing useful online services are taking on. Often, if there isn’t a lot of support, it can end up feeling a burden, however much the people care: