Start With Me

This past week I blogged about a “culture of text” that is growing more prevalent (at least in the US). I briefly touched on how simulation and simulacrum shape this culture and wrote a bit about latency and agency. Yesterday, I offered a way to avoid awkward moments presented by incoming messages. In this post, […]

People Who Sit With Us Come First

When I blogged Monday evening, I didn’t appreciate the nerve I was tweaking. Thanks for all the comments and emails (and please read the threads on GovLoop, where this blog is mirrored). Left unchecked, I am a culprit in awkward social behaviors with my devices than most people. I say “left unchecked” because despite what […]

Who’s Texting Whom?

In my last two posts, I introduced an idea that our reliance on text alone as a primary channel for communication is changing us. I also described one aspect of this communication, latency, that can help or hinder text communication. In this post, I’m going to talk about agency. a•gen•cy – noun the capacity for […]

The Speed of Text

In my last post, I forwarded that many people today are becoming hardwired for texting. I’ll touch on one aspect of this phenomenon: latency. la⋅ten⋅cy – noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it. In face-to-face communication, we rely on centuries of language and customs, coached and reinforced from when […]

Why We Text

I am a major proponent of using social media in learning, education and training. I dedicate a good deal of professional and personal energy explaining how organizations improve knowledge flows, how social media becomes a means for collective intelligence and how individuals and groups can improve performance, collaborate and innovate as knowledge and speed increase. […]