A brief welcome to everyone who listened to Broadcasting House this morning and find themselves on plasticbag.org for the first time. If you’re looking for posts about weblogs then I can recommend the Personal Publishing archive. If you’re unfamiliar with weblogs, then probably the best way to describe them is as a launchpad to express your opinions, engage in conversations and note stuff down in public. I’ve been writing this particular weblog since November 1999, when it was very informal and only for a few friends. Today all kinds of people seem to get value from it. At the moment those people seem (weirdly) to be Doctor Who fans who have seized a little post I wrote a couple of weeks ago and have decided to use it as a launchpad for slightly over-the-top theorising. I think that post got sixty comments yesterday alone. To be honest, I couldn’t be more delighted.
I’m probably more known for my thoughts on social software, future media consumption and net culture in general. I’m also in the process of trying to find my father and I write about that whenever I get any news. If you want to know more about me then I can recommend reading About Tom Coates. If you’re interested in finding out more about corporate weblogging in general then I can recommend posts by Scobleizer, Anil Dash and an article called The Unbearable Rightness of Nick Denton. Nice to have you with us!