Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weblogs at Leiden University: are they succesfull?

After a few weeks of inactivity on this weblog (but not on my other weblogs! check Dutch Sakai, or Twente Open Source Standaarden), I thought I should revitalize it. And since this is the end of the year 2006, I sounded good to me to start with a little reflecting.

So I started with reading what I wrote about when I started this weblog (is that sentence correct?).

  1. I wrote about TagCloud, back in July 2005. Well, TagCloud is sleeping right now. Very sad to see actually, that the initiators of a trend, cannot keep up. I hope they will be back.
  2. I also wrote about clustering del.icio.us bookmarks. This service has also died.
  3. Back then I also wrote about Elgg. They are still alive and kicking! Which is good. I really like Elgg.
  4. And then something really interesting. I wrote about weblogs at Leiden University. At that time there were "(..) 8 staff and 5 students actively maintaining a weblog. There is one so-called 'onderwijsweblog' and 8 groupweblogs". And now, in December 2006, 17 months later? Well, check for yourself. I am counting 10 staff weblogs, (only) 8 students that maintain a weblog. And there are now 14 group weblogs. I would not call this a success! Do you? It might be that people use other platforms. Like Hyves, or MSN Spaces, or Blogger, or Wordpress. Well, actually I think that we would be finding lots more weblogs than on the 'official' platform.
For all my readers, I am wishing you Happy Holidays! See you in 2007!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Wytze,
Niet zo somber... ;-)
Ik blog nog steeds voor mijn onderwijs:
http://biology.leidenuniv.nl/~zandee/statistiek/blog/
Alleen staat dat college niet op de lijst omdat het niet draait op de centrale weblog server van de UL, maar op die van ons instituut (http://biology.leidenuniv.nl/ibl/)

Rino Zandee said...

Hi Wytze,
zie ook de reaktie op mijn weblog:
http://132.229.50.4/~zandee/news/archives/2006/12/21/het_meten_van_succes_.html

Anonymous said...

Hi Wytze,
Niet zo somber... ;-)
Ik blog nog steeds voor mijn onderwijs:
http://biology.leidenuniv.nl/~zandee/statistiek/blog/
Alleen staat dat college niet op de lijst omdat het niet draait op de centrale weblog server van de UL, maar op die van ons instituut (http://biology.leidenuniv.nl/ibl/)
Zie ook de laatste post op mijn 'gewone' blog: http://biology.leidenuniv.nl/~zandee/news/