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.
The complete list of AOC 3 authors:
(Hat tip: Fellow AOC 3 contributor Andy Hunter for the headline idea.)