Crossing the Channels

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Here’s a post from my personal account on G+.

There are already too many channels, but I can’t find a channel that everyone is listening to, and it’s a problem. I will cross post this on at least 5 of them: email, Facebook, Google Plus, IRC, and the Unblog.

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Photo: vintageham.com

While at Astricon, every single night there were ad hoc groups forming to go to dinner. Some had American cells, some got the wifi cut off and had no data, etc. So how were we to keep in touch? The irony of a large conference entirely about telecommunications, convergence, VoIP and telephony is surely not lost on you, gentle reader. We really need a single channel if we want to keep in touch. That channel, for my part and until something better comes along is Google Plus.

If you want to be included in future dinners, wine tastings, lunches, breakfasts, strip clubs, poetry readings or whatever comes up when we get together in meat space or virtually, please get on Google Plus. It matters not if you do not follow anyone or are not active, but it does matter that that channel is the most flexible at the moment. Adding my prejudices, Facebook isn’t good for this, IRC is too old school, email too iffy. Assuming you have a cellphone and data, Google Plus is the way to go. If you eschew social networks – of which Google in NOT in my opinion – fine. But don’t be surprised if you don’t hear about things in a timely fashion.

{ 2 comments }

DaveM October 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Google Plus is the wrong one. The most universal is a blog post RSS and/or email list.

Zeeek/Randulo October 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

But because we’re special people, we will transcend the old technologies, using them as fallbacks 🙂

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