Brad Kozlek (of EDUSHIZZLE fame) posted about a little experiment they’re doing with aggregation on PSU Blogs. So when you search for the term “democracy” on PSU Blogs, not only do you get relevant posts from around the blogging platform, but you also get a series of related results from YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and delicious. Wow, how sick is that?! Immediately the work folks are doing within PSU Blogs becomes contextualized within the wider social web. This is the best kind of open, open-by-design, and the work PSU is doing dovetails nicely with the work Patrick is doing with the semantic web on UMW Blogs.
I’m excited Cole will be joining us in Fredericksburg for UMW’s Faculty Academy this May to show off all this cool stuff, and I hope Brad and the rest of the PSU crew come along for the ride. I really think a whole bunch of us from a number of institutions need to have a more focused conference, working group, whatever to figure out some of these details together, because Eduglu is oh sooooooo close.