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May 9
Best Article On New Media You'll Read All Week
See Darren Rowse's "8 Reasons Why New Media is Growing."  You'll thank me afterwards.  My favorite?  Number four: "relationality."  Saith Darren:

"People are thirsting to connect with one another. ... [T]he way we connect ... is changing with the rise in different technologies that allow cheap and easy connections across vast distances. ... This is one of the main reasons I got into blogging three years ago - the day I discovered blogs I was sucked into the conversations I saw happening on topics that meant something to me - I’ve never looked back."

That's one of the main appeals of blogging to me as well, Darren.  There's something wonderful about being able to connect so instantly with good, intelligent people all over the world and collaborating with them on ideas that make the world a better place.

I hope that my blog leads others to use blogs to enhance their business.  I also hope that it helps people better understand the changes that are happening right now in our world.  Darren, thanks for helping me achieve those goals!

What do you think of Darren's article?  Leave your thoughts below.

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Easton - I'd say the best article all year! He does a great job of covering both the social and cultural reasons why new media options and participation are growing so rapidly. I can certainly relate to almost everything he says. After all - if it weren't for new media - I never would have found Know More Media or "met" you :-)

You were right Easton, Thank you! GREAT article and so very true!!!
Michelle

Thanks for highlighting this article. The section on relationality and the desire to belong to a community struck me as well, and I think a large part of the growth in the participation in online communities is a result of the lack of community in our local neighbourhoods. I was in the small semi-isolated town of Wiarton this week for a family event, where everyone literally knows each other and their family's history, and the change in atmosphere is striking in coming back to the Greater Toronto Area, where it's a outgoing step to greet your neighbour's as you pass in the hall. The ease and availability of online publishing is helping people create a connection on their own time and terms - and as more people join in the diverse range of opinions will add even more value to our online communities.

Well said, Alison. Thanks for stopping by.

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