Blog Carnivals or Microblogging?
I’ve been the manager of two blog carnivals for almost 2 years now. Gene Genie is about clinical genetics and personalized medicine; while Medicine 2.0 focuses on web 2.0’s impact on medical education and healthcare. It’s extremely hard to find hosts for the editions and to send them enough quality submissions in time.
So I decided to start something different. I beleive Gene Genie still should be a real blog carnival, but Medicine 2.0 should become something innovative. While the pre-scheduled editions will be hosted, I will simultaneously launch a new platform where I can share all the important and interesting posts focusing on medicine 2.0 and health 2.0 with you by using a microblogging service.
- The whole process becomes much faster and more efficient.
- I don’t need hosts; there are no deadlines.
- Only those who use that specific microblogging service will see the shared items.
There are two possible solutions:
- To launch a Friendfeed room for the carnival.
- Or to launch a Microcarnival just like the one I created a couple of minutes ago.