24 Jul 2009
From next week we'll be restarting our weekly meet-up on IRC at 16GMT on Thursday 30 July.
The aim is to give you a chance to say what you think Meedan should be doing to broker a cross-language conversation.
Each week, we'll discuss a new topic with a new chairperson running the show.
Topics could include our community plans, partner network, networking tools, content creation and more. Feel free to suggest a topic you want to discuss.
This week, we'll be discussing the benefits and risks of social translation - I'll take the helm for sake of argument.
Below you'll find some useful links on social translation and a guide of how to join the chat.
If you want to add links or ask questions ahead of the chat, please do so. Really hope you can make it.
See you there!
Background reading - suggest more!
What to use:
For mac colloquy comes recommended. Otherwise, you can either install Chatzilla add-on for Firefox, OR you can log into the Meedan IRC room in your browser window by accessing Mibbit.com.
How to connect:
Now (wait for the page to load fully) - In the drop-down menu select: Foonetic -
Where is says "Nick" write your nickname, where it says "Channel" write: #meedan -
if you're using Chatzilla add-on for Firefox:
Download the add-on and restart Firefox
From tools menu in Firefox select: Chatzilla
in the add-on window type: "/server irc.foonetic.net” then press [Enter] to connect to the server.
after that type: "/join meedan" to join Meedan's chatroom.