I’ve always thought that the most intriguing thing about Web logs were the opportunities they create for collaboration, and now that Pat has moved to a high school setting we’ve been thinking about how we could connect our students. We started out talking about a small collaboration between our school newspapers that would take an issue of importance to high schoolers each month and develop comparison stories that would, with any luck, bring some perspective to our two very diverse populations. But as we talked more and more about it, the idea grew into BlogtheVote2004. I’ve been inspired by the use of Web logs in Howard Dean’s campaign, and now that more and more politicians are getting the blog bug, this seemed like a pretty natural extension. We’re hoping this will grow into a model for these types of collaborations, and we’re hoping to involve high school students from around the country as the elections move closer. But we want to start small. There will be more details coming.
As always, comments and suggestions welcomed.