Tag Archives: Communication

Democratised voices: the intent of graffiti

There are classes of voice: levels of authenticity and volume. From formal, highly produced, vetted, authorised, famous, sanctioned and pervasive through to the suppressed, denied, desperate rants scratched in wood and walls. The voices that shout beside railway tracks, festoon … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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Synchronicity: Engaged Communities

Not much is new: networks have been around a long time. For decades, technology has been easing communication, making it ever simpler for individuals to connect around shared ideas, problems and intent. What’s different now is the ownership and speed: … Continue reading

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Democratised Access: Ditching the Fax

My heart sank as the third letter arrived: i’ve been trying to arrange a routine doctors appointment for three months now, but with no success. When i ring them, i get an answerphone. When they want to communicate with me, … Continue reading

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Volume Versus Relevance

There a nuance about communication in the Social Age: less about volume, more about relevance and spread. Or rather, less about how loudly you can shout, more about who you talk to quietly with great authenticity. In Social Leadership, i’ve … Continue reading

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Potential for confusion: expression and intent

Message received is often not message sent: the potential for confusion is significant. In fact, getting your message across is a significant challenge through any channel. I’ve spent the week sharing ideas with a great group of people: we build … Continue reading

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Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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