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According to The Simpsons, and apparently it’s true, all the non-lethal individual Guinness World Records have been set already, and in order to get a new record into the books, you have to do a group activity.

Homer Simpson did at one time maintain his own web page, so he might have been interested in the exploits of Marilyn Jones and 100 Edmonton bloggers, who got into Guinness and helped support computer literacy by mounting a group blogging event January 1, 2008.

The contributors – posting local events listings on the site EventNews.Ca - posted from several locations around Edmonton, and many of them had never blogged before.

“I felt like it was a great opportunity to learn,” said Cassie Stocks, one of about a dozen people who set up in an art studio just north of Edmonton’s downtown to take part in the three-hour event.

“I personally have a nine-year-old son and felt like I was falling behind, fallen off the technology turnip truck.”

Ms Jones predicts that the record will be broken; this new event didn’t need a large body of contributors, but when it comes to group participation records, there’s nowhere to go but up!

2 Responses to “Edmonton bloggers go into record books”

  1. Barb says:

    A non profit organization I am involved with is interested in creating a blog When are these workshops available that Marilyn puts on?

  2. Hi Barb:
    I think the best thing would be for you to contact Marilyn yourself, which you can do through her ‘www.eventnews.ca’ site. If that doesn’t work out though, fear not! I didn’t know anything about blogging when I started this blog. I learned what I needed from a couple of books and doing some research on the net. Good luck!

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