Look mom, I’m an Author!

Props to Brent Dixon, aka @itsjustbrent, for alerting me to the Age of Conversation when the creators, Gavin Heaton and Drew McLellan, were working on their second volume. It was too late for me to throw my hat into the ring for that edition, but I placed myself on the waiting list, and was thrilled to be asked if I’d like to contribute to the third volume, which is now going to print.

My own contribution to this collaborative effort is on the subject of Twitter going mainstream in the Spring of last year (2009). Many decried this development, saying Twitter had jumped the shark, and the experience would no longer be the same due to the influx of newcomers. I point out that in all social media, not just Twitter, there is a different popularity dynamic at play than in the arenas that preceded it. It matters not a whit whether the cool kids or the hoi polloi are using the media; what matters is if YOUR friends, family, and colleagues are there. You control who you interact with. People are only brought into your zone of ambient awareness if you choose to have them there.

In volume two, authors in addition to Brent Dixon included William Azaroff and Ron Shevlin.

This year’s role call includes my sweetheart, Lesley Lambert, fellow PodCamp WesternMass goer, Jeff Cutler, and Christopher Morris (no relation).

The complete list of AOC 3 authors:

Adam Joseph Priyanka Sachar Mark Earls
Cory Coley-Christakos Stefan Erschwendner Paul Hebert
Jeff De Cagna Thomas Clifford Phil Gerbyshak
Jon Burg Toby Bloomberg Shambhu Neil Vineberg
Joseph Jaffe Uwe Hook Steve Roesler
Michael E. Rubin anibal casso Steve Woodruff
Steve Sponder Becky Carroll Tim Tyler
Chris Wilson Beth Harte Tinu Abayomi-Paul
Dan Schawbel Carol Bodensteiner Trey Pennington
David Weinfeld Dan Sitter Vanessa DiMauro
Ed Brenegar David Zinger Brett T. T. Macfarlane
Efrain Mendicuti Deb Brown Brian Reich
Gaurav Mishra Dennis Deery C.B. Whittemore
Gordon Whitehead Heather Rast Cam Beck
Hajj E. Flemings Joan Endicott Cathryn Hrudicka
Jeroen Verkroost Karen D. Swim Christopher Morris
Joe Pulizzi Leah Otto Corentin Monot
Karalee Evans Leigh Durst David Berkowitz
Kevin Jessop Lesley Lambert Duane Brown
Peter Korchnak Mark Price Dustin Jacobsen
Piet Wulleman Mike Maddaloni Ernie Mosteller
Scott Townsend Nick Burcher Frank Stiefler
Steve Olenski Rich Nadworny John Rosen
Tim Jackson Suzanne Hull Len Kendall
Amber Naslund Wayne Buckhanan Mark McGuinness
Caroline Melberg Andy Drish Oleksandr Skorokhod
Claire Grinton Angela Maiers Paul Williams
Gary Cohen Armando Alves Sam Ismail
Gautam Ramdurai B.J. Smith Tamera Kremer
Eaon Pritchard Brendan Tripp Adelino de Almeida
Jacob Morgan Casey Hibbard Andy Hunter
Julian Cole Debra Helwig Anjali Ramachandran
Jye Smith Drew McLellan Craig Wilson
Karin Hermans Emily Reed David Petherick
Katie Harris Gavin Heaton Dennis Price
Mark Levy George Jenkins Doug Mitchell
Mark W. Schaefer Helge Tenno Douglas Hanna
Marshall Sponder James Stevens Ian Lurie
Ryan Hanser Jenny Meade Jeff Larche
Sacha Tueni and Katherine Maher David Svet Jessica Hagy
Simon Payn Joanne Austin-Olsen Mark Avnet
Stanley Johnson Marilyn Pratt Mark Hancock
Steve Kellogg Michelle Beckham-Corbin Michelle Chmielewski
Amy Mengel Veronique Rabuteau Peter Komendowski
Andrea Vascellari Timothy L Johnson Phil Osborne
Beth Wampler Amy Jussel Rick Liebling
Eric Brody Arun Rajagopal Dr Letitia Wright
Hugh de Winton David Koopmans Aki Spicer
Jeff Wallace Don Frederiksen Charles Sipe
Katie McIntyre James G Lindberg & Sandra Renshaw David Reich
Lynae Johnson Jasmin Tragas Deborah Chaddock Brown
Mike O’Toole Jeanne Dininni Iqbal Mohammed
Morriss M. Partee Katie Chatfield Jeff Cutler
Pete Jones Riku Vassinen Jeff Garrison
Kevin Dugan Tiphereth Gloria Mike Sansone
Lori Magno Valerie Simon Nettie Hartsock
Mark Goren Peter Salvitti

(Hat tip: Fellow AOC 3 contributor Andy Hunter for the headline idea.)

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5 Responses to “Look mom, I’m an Author!”

  1. Jeff Cutler Says:

    Thanks for the shout. As an author with a few credits under his belt, let me tell you it never gets old. And in a collaborative effort like this one, it’s awesome to be associated with great names and people – INCLUDING YOU.

    Congrats! We should do our own book signings and world tour. Let me know when you’re ready to go.

    Best,

    Jeff

  2. Christopher Morris Says:

    Thanks for the nod Morriss (no relation – lol) and so cool to contribute next to you!

  3. Morriss Partee Says:

    @Jeff Yes! I’ve got my bags packed for the book tour! When do we leave? Christopher is in Madison; I smell a road trip! Why isn’t Mike in this book? I look forward to reading about your chapter; what’s the topic?

    @Christopher Hahahaha glad you like the inside baseball on that comment. Glad you are in it, and I can’t wait to read your chapter too! What’s it on?

  4. Christopher Morris Says:

    My piece is on innovation and the thought processes behind it. Definitely count me in on a book tour!

  5. Barbara Partee Says:

    Mom is duly impressed, and very proud!!

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