If you are curious about blogging, social networks, messaging, and the future of one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-one communication, then youare interested in Online Social Networks 2005 online conference. Here is one example of a discussion that is going to take place. The conference is between 9-23 February 2005, the fee is $50, and if you're not there, you won't really know the difference between the future as hype and the true future of communications. Be sure to register. Since the conference is asynchronous, it means that you can never really miss anything per se.
Link: OSN 2004: Program.
Destabilising Terror Networks Hosted by Charles Cameron, Rheingold Associates Not all social networks are positive, and one good reason for us all to understand SNs at this time is to learn how to disrupt them when they are themselves disruptive. John Robb and Valdis Krebs have discussed this topic before, and the "Destabilising Terror Networks" panel will allow us to quiz them as they continue their conversation, getting a glimpse of the ways in which terrorists are networking, and counter-terrorist experts are working to break their networks.