Sunday, October 14, 2007

Yesterday at JACC

Emerging Technology for Mass Comm

We had a great time presenting at JACC
What a thrill and honor it was presenting at yesterday's Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Northern California meeting at SJSU. It was standing room only in the room. We had a limited amount of time so I had to rush through this PowerPoint. If folks would like to view it at a slower pace, here it is in PDF format. To save file space I have not encapsulated the videos. Links to them are in this PDF.

Some folks asked, how do I get started using emerging technology? In my opinion the place to start is to start a blog. No matter what it is about, start. It can be about your friends and family. It doesn't matter (in fact that can be the best place to start) blogging is as easy as doing email! Set aside a couple of minutes every day. You have to use the tools regularly in my humble opinion (IMHO). Besides, sending a daily email to the world every day can be a real gift to your future generations and to yourself a few years from now.

Then, I recommend you start reading. Here is a brief reading list to get you started:

  • We The Media; Dan Gillmor
  • The Innovator's Dilemma; Clayton Christensen
  • The Cluetrain Manifesto; Chris Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger
  • Naked Conversations; Robert Scoble, Shel Israel
  • The World is Flat; Thomas Friedman
  • Smart Mobs; Howard Rheingold

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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