Daily Archives: June 28, 2006

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The People Formerly Known as the Audience

Via the Social Customer Manifesto: An insightful, spot on piece about Generation C (that’s for content folks!) and an open announcement to big media to pay attention! http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2006/06/27/ppl_frmr.html The people formerly known as the audience are those who were on the receiving end of a media system that ran one way, in a broadcasting pattern, with high entry fees and a few firms competing to speak very loudly while the rest of the population listened in isolation from one another— and who today are not in a situation like that at all. Once they were your printing presses; now that […]

And the librarians shall lead them….

From the NOLA Times Picayune, via my friend and colleague Linda who attended the conference: http://www.nola.com/rose/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-0/115138792210710.xml&coll=1 A friend of mine passed on to me a story from the Windsor Court Hotel, where, one night, a group of drunken librarians raced up and down the hallways in a juvenile thrall in the wee hours of the morning, raising a holy ruckus. I don’t mean to read too much into this event, but it’s a sign that New Orleans is ready to be, once again, New Orleans when drunken librarians in relax-fit jeans and plaid shirts cavort in the halls of fancy […]