Switching from Canadian culture (hockey and the Criminal Code) to global culture…
Wednesday evening I attended a “meet-up” for the Web 2.0 people in and abouts Toronto, a follow-up to the Mesh conference held last May and to be reprised in May 2007. I ran into few people I had met at the original conference, but talked to a number of fellow bloggers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists. A number of people stood out to me in my conversations, and one in particular I thought Slaw fans should know about: Juan, who has a blog on migration and global culture.
Global Culture is a thoughtful blog about the changes taking place around the world as peoples move around and we become more globalized. Because he lives in Toronto, there is definitely a Canadian bent to the perspective, but Juan does not just limit his writing to Canada. I’ve read through some of his latest postings and can’t help but feel a synergy with our own Slaw posts about the outsourcing of law.
From speaking with Juan, I learned that he takes great care in putting together his posts. He errs on the side of quality over quantity, and can sometimes spend 10 hours in a week putting together the posts including conducting background research. He started the blog in May and has a readership that is slowly growing. I wish him the best and hope more readers discover this great source.