Off the air, on the air

I’ll be on Chris Lydon’s Open Source tonight with editor-in-chief and friend Jon Donley and Craigslist founder and friend Craig Newmark talking about Katrina and also Recovery 2.0. Sorry I’ve been otherwise on radio silence today. Been busy with meetings and a writing deadline. Will be back after the show.

: Later: Asked about reporters suddenly blogging, Donley said: “When they are faced with the biggest story they will ever cover and they h ave no way to get it out, they are very eager to blog!”

And here’s one for Smartmobs: Jon said some people who were trapped were SMSing friends elsewhere in the country who came to to add a message pleading for help, which are monitored by people from Gen. Honore’s staff. “We do have people who’ve been rescued, whose lives have been saved that way.”