Here’s a link to the panel I mentioned.
I wonder if it’s just a continuation of Google+ outflow to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook where you can get the most eyeballs. That’s been going on for years with Google+, no? That’s where Scoble and Trey are.
The most depressing thing is when you go to your comments and there’s only one comment.
Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress
Chris, thanks for the head’s up on where Trey Ratcliff now lives.
I watched Trey’s 360 video with the founder of WordPress. Good conversation but the fishbowl lense thing is extremely weird—especially when people pass him on the trail. (Look at the right side of the screen around 1:00-1:15.)
Interestingly, Trey brought up the issue that he still gets a lot of traffic to his blog but not many comments.
When he asked Matt if there was anything that can be done, Matt replied cryptically:
I am migrating to LinkedIn as that is similar in nature - connecting around interests - and MS have done a good job in making LI more social. Getting a nice interaction on there right now even with 100x less followers. Looks hopeful to me. Also trying other things out too like Cake and Minds.com
Hi Jason. It’s nice to see you trying Cake 🎂.
Are you this Jason Mayes by any chance? Nice write-up.
It's sad, because if anyone could have duked it out with Facebook, it was Google. But cest la vie. Maybe they'll all come to Cake?
My more pressing question is, how well can I migrate my audience?
When it's late in the evening and I'm deep in my cups, I'm prone to posting hip hop videos. My collection on G+ grew to about 15000 people. I'd love it if I could cleanly migrate that audience somewhere, but there's no ability to do that.
My collection on G+ grew to about 15000 people. I'd love it if I could cleanly migrate that audience somewhere, but there's no ability to do that.
Might I re-suggest creating the
topic on Cake? 😉
I miss the very early days of Google+. I was able to get onto Google+ on the 1st day. The early days were amazing. I remember I somehow ended up in a Hangout with Michael Dell and his daughter. He brother walked by and said "Are you on the internet again pretending to be Michael Dell?"
I also enjoyed the rankings in the early days. Funny to see myself on lists close to celebrities.
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Well, I doubt I influenced anyone ... but, to answer your question, I have not migrated anywhere. There is currently not anything happening on the WWW that has captured my attention. The parts that I loved best about G+ was that it felt like you were actually meeting people, really getting to know them. Hangouts broke down the wall a bit. But, as I get older, Ill be 54 tomorrow, I find that I am narrowing down who I choose to hangout with. I'm looking inside more and not outside for influence.
Who knows, perhaps something else will come along. It'll probably pass me by and I wont notice, and that'll be ok. :)
I’m starting to feel very much this way, too.
Why the big push to be an “online influencer?” What does that even mean? Your virtual self influences other fake selves who come and go on a whim? Where is the meaningfulness in that? smh
Well, there are some people who are actually influencing other people. Trey Ratcliff is a perfect example of someone like that. He has opinions and talks about things going on in the world that he feels like are important and influential to him, and in return some people are influenced by that. Nothing wrong with that.
But I tend to agree with you that a lot of what passes for an actual person online often is just wishful artifacts of what is an actual person. We very rarely allow our darker demons and uglier inner thoughts to filter through online. We naturally show mostly the best of ourselves, which of course has very little to do with who you really are. The older I get the less intrested I am in associating with people who only feel comfortable revealing the best sides of themselves. The ugly sides, the darker sides, that humanity, is far more interesting and relevant and truthful to me. And that's what I'm intrested in. Its very hard to ever get that online. Heck, its hard to get that in person. But that's what I'm in search of and interested in investing time in.
It could be that some of us have, with great effort and deep reflection over many years, expelled our darker demons and purged much of what was ugly in our younger selves. It is of course an ongoing process throughout a lifetime, but don't eschew the company of those who pursue nobler discourse.
Why the big push to be an “online influencer?”
This summer I attended two concerts of bands that were big in the 1970s and 80s. The first band played horribly, spent a ridiculous amount of time on costume changes(!), and made me want both my money and time lost back.
The other performer was a craftsman. His voice sounded as clear as his recordings from thirty and forty years ago. He played piano and guitar. He took song requests from the audience and actually changed his set list accordingly. I downloaded his greatest hits album to my phone a few days later, the first album I ever bought off of ITunes.
Some influencers create content that is at that high level of craftsmanship that you want to know where they’re going after Google+ so that you don’t miss out.
Sure. Of course.
I guess its up to each of us to figure out what is noble and worth your most valuable asset, which is of course time.
Most of whom society in general pushes as someone worthy of being an "influencer" are pushing out things I dont value. I guess what I'm saying is that I dont find social media to be a hot spot for noble ideals imo.
You are often correct about social media being inane, but I find it very useful to kick around new ideas in off-grid living, dealing with climate change, and puzzling out the disturbing conclusions of modern physics. These are each, in their way, profound. If you find venues, please share. I have had some interesting conversations here and actually thought there was going to be a good discussion once in a philosophy group on MeWe, but it quickly deteriorated.
As for influencing; apparently the issue of whether time actually exists or is an experiential artifact just doesn't grab the general public's attention - I find that amazing. A segment of the population has now heard of carbon taxing, but it means something different to each person at this point. I think it will, and has to be, huge in coming years.