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Extending the conversation - From Fishbowl to Mainstream

Added on by Chris Saad.
Chris Brogan has a great post about reaching beyond our fishbowl to the mainstream. He writes:
I’m still convinced that we’re in a complete and utter fishbowl.

This might not be bad.

I think the trick is this: we’re VERY much where the old web world was, when people were logging on, creating Geocities accounts, and trying to learn how to change the background from olive to yellow. I think blogging is getting much closer to mainstream, especially as almost all the mainstream media outlets have succumbed and built their own blogs. This, by extension, gives us even more of a chance to make a difference and build our own blogs into something of quality.

Two of his points are 'Gather' and 'Outreach'. This is effectively what we are doing with the Media 2.0 Workgroup. If you are part of a Media 2.0 entity trying to reach out or a mainstream entity trying to reach in - let us know.

Another important aspect, of course, is to build products and message your marketing for audiences that don't know what RSS and Tagging is - much less appreciate the aesthetic qualities of rounded corners and gradients.

By the time the people in the center get to the edge, however, we will all be onto the next frontier. But that's ok of course.