The idea behind Smash? Give kids of color novel ways of publishing on the web (starting with podcasting) and they’ll naturally build community around formerly geektastic subjects like science and math. I mean think about it — if you blog, you know that you want readers right? And to cultivate that readership, you’ve gotta go out and promote the thing — linking to other people, telling your friends to read your inane rants or (gah) emailing your mother every time you post something new.
This is such a great idea and holds so much promise for the next generation of tech-savvy young people that I’m looking ever more forward to the great things that I hope will come out of Wine Camp (speaking of… hopefully visiting this weekend with Miss Rogue — event date by weekend’s end!).