Widening the range of the conversation… That I was saying in the previous post. Getting to know and talk to people beyond our own borders. It would be stupid not to do it with a border-less medium like the internet, wouldn’t it? So let’s start this conversation. And let’s choose as first topic Italy’s perception around the web. I think italian bloggers have a responsibility in representing our country on the web. Especially since we blog in english. I would like to hear on this from Emanuele, Paolo, Luca and any other english-blogging italians. Including – why not? – our Minister of Infrastructures (ehm what a name for a ministry) Antonio Di Pietro (if a politician with such a clumsy italian blogs in english, why shouldn’t I?).
Italy’s perception around the web. Well, I hate to start defensive, but I would like to understand why the image of our country is not so good, to the extent that Robert Scoble says in one of his posts:
“…I’ve been getting a TON of speaking requests, including for places like India and Korea and Italy…”
ROBERT: Why is so funny being invited to speak in Italy? Why we are considered on the same level of India and Korea, instead of Germany and Great Britain?
Maybe our Vice Prime Minister begging for a visit to our website helped in this. And now that You Tube is packed with his footage, who tells Mr Scoble and the other people on the Web that Italia is very different from Italia.it?
Let’s point out the commonplaces about our country and defy them.
What you italian guys DON’T like to be considered?
I don’t like when they think Italians are lazy. It’s true we are very disorganized, but we also are hard workers and most of the people doesn’t know that.
UPDATE 2 HOURS LATER
Somebody else? 🙂
Point is, to me, using the blogosphere to get to know each other better. It’s starting alredy…