In recent months I have spent a lot of time talking about what changes there are on the horizon in terms of organisational structures and the way we work, and how the networks of bloggers we see emerging are a foreboding of this.
I am trying to get to grips with this myself, which is hard because it’s inherently messy, these bottom-up emergent things. And I am trying to convince others that this is something worth paying attention to. My new colleagues, my blogging colleagues (and yes they are increasingly becoming like close colleagues: what is still missing is collective action). One of the objections I hear a lot is that messiness. As if this emergent vision is worthless because it cannot be described clear and precise yet. If it were that clear however, and predictable it wouldn’t be so damn important to pay attention to.

One of the people who doesn’t need convincing is Jon Husband who writes the very worthwile Wirearchy weblog. Through him I found this article in Darwins Magazine by Stowe Boyd. I’ll take it as preparation for BlogWalk and BlogTalk where emerging networks of bloggers will be a hot topic.

One reaction on “Stowe Boyd on Blogging Networks

  1. Ton, thanks for the mention. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging since returning from Europe. Many, many thoughts, and some fully formed blog posts in my head … but a bad cold and a morbid preoccupation with the strange goings on of the Bush administration have kept me from my path.
    So, thanks … this mention means that maybe I should know something, and so I will get off my backside and try to make more of a conntribution.

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