6 Responses to "How Small IS the Blogosphere?"
  1. Yup, McLuhan must have meant the blogosphere when he was talking about the global village. It’s certainly nice to know who Mr. Gude is! Not that Yankee Wombat doesn’t have a nice ring to it, but citing a Mr. Wombat still feels weird when you’re seriously discussing corporate communications. 😉

    Best,

    Cornelius

  2. That is a good story. Did I tell you that I met Jason Davis then found out that he lives about two or three miles from me? That seems to be related but I can’t say how. I guess it’s another example of thinking your connecting with people far away and find that they are in a sense in your own backyard.

  3. Shannon says:

    Cornelius – Thanks for the comment. You have a great blog and I have added you to my RSS reader so that I can follow your posts. BTW – Julian’s dad MAKES me call him Mr. Wombat.

    Animal – I had no idea you lived so close to JD, that makes more sense now. Julian and I had a similar experience with meeting Ami from Recruitomatic as well. Julian actually wrote a post about this on his personal blog here if you’re interested – http://www.blog.julians.name/2006/08/15/110/

  4. lgude says:

    Well, I am glad to see my nom de guerre is causing so much strife. Shannon you don’t have to call me Mr. Wombat as long as you keep tickling that son of mine with your nice long South Florida black snake whip. By the way it’s neither Mr. Yankee nor Mr. Wombat – its Yankeewombat ’cause I’m both Australian and American – so its a way to let folks know that I have a bicultural point of view. Crikey, sometimes I am as American as Apple Pie, mate.

    I have been writing about corporate blogging because I am interested in developing a broader critical theory of Media. I am taking up Camile Paglia’s challenge to do just that because she thinks – and I agree – that French Postmodernism filled a vacuum in the 70s in North American academia and that we need other ways of thinking about media. She suggests basing such a new theory on Norman O Brown, Leslie Fiedler and …yes…Marshal McLuhan. I am undecided about Fiedler and Brown, but studied McLuhan pretty extensively in the 60s and 70s. I’ve added Eric S Raymond to the mix and am looking at using some of the philosophic ideas of Robert Persig and/or William James to address such aspects as the relationship between creativity and structure. So I have been road testing some of those ideas on the very new field of corporate blogging to see if they made sense to me and to others.

  5. Heather says:

    I wished we could have spent more time together too. Next time for sure, OK? Regardless, I was glad to meet you in person, even though it was only briefly. Maybe we can discuss presenting together on blogging at a future conference or other such event…just a thought.

    Small world, huh? And I only found Cornelius (whose blog I also think rocks) via technorati. Who says technology can’t bring people together? : )

    So, Mr. YankeeWombat, you lost me on some of that. But any thoughts on lip gloss? No? OK, nevermind.

  6. Shannon says:

    Heather – I would LOVE to present with you. Anytime – let me know.

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