Saturday, February 28, 2009

chat room, quote of the day, eco-resources

-- Quote of the Day --

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

-- What is a "Chat Room"? --

- I am glad you asked. When hosting a live broadcast of one of our two radio shows, I open a "chat room". This is where listeners can post comments, questions and suggestions. If you go into the chat room and find that you are unable to interact using your keyboard, you are likely appearing as a "guest". In order to communicate in the chat room, rather than watching what others are saying, you'll need to register as a listener. I know - that sounds complicated, but it is really very easy and very, very fast. All you have to do is go to the Blogtalk radio home page and click on the link for registering as a listener... you don't have to give your real name nor do you need to have an image - those are just options for you to use if you choose to do so. As soon as you do that you'll be able to go to any chat room on the Blogtalk radio station. ( )

Anyway, so when you are in the chat room during a live broadcast you'll notice that I will interact as time allows, and will offer the links to resources discussed during the show. Even if you don't see me saying much in the chat room for a span of time, I'm watching over it and making sure no one is abusing it, while ensuring that I cover everyone's questions.

One thing that is unique about our radio show is that I tend to interact with chat users both during and after the live broadcast - in fact I often listen to the archived show right away and the chat room is often open for up to 2 hours at a time. Another thing that is quite unique about our chat room is that I welcome networking - chat users are welcome to tell us about themselves and share their URL. *Most online radio show chat rooms have strict rules against this.

Conscious Discussions & Authors Read listeners gain access to the chat room by clicking on a little green box that says "chat". If you don't see this link, make your window bigger and scroll around until you do. After accessing this, you can type in your thoughts and see what others are saying as well.

-- Eco-Resources -- - Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts by the people within the Columbia Basin region (BC, Canada) to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations. - The Center for Climate Strategies helps states, regions and national governments tackle climate change by fostering leadership action toward solutions, enabling deliberate democracy on policy and governance choices, and providing advanced technical assistance.

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1 comment:

  1. That's very helpful info for those of us who are novice users. Thanks.



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