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The ‘Age of Conversation’ is here April 29, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Digital.

It’s been a few weeks since I came across Drew McLellan’s blog post mooting the idea of ‘Age of Conversation’ – an e-book dwelling on the theme of conversation created through collaborative efforts from 100 bloggers around the world.

A brainchild of Drew McLellan (Drew’s Marketing Minute) and Gavin Heaton (Servant of Chaos), two ace-bloggers worth every ounce of their salt, proceeds from the 100 page e-book will go to Variety, the Children’s Charity, which is committed to serve children across the globe.

As a young digital media professional based at Muscat, Sultanate of Oman & interested in learning more about anything and everything to do with conversation, I had no hesitation in throwing in my hat in the ring by writing a chapter.

I turned in my contribution to this inspiring endeavour this evening. My chapter ‘The Rules of the Garage. For Digital Media Conversationalists.’ is about how brands, professionals and organizations in digital media can work together to create exciting and powerful interactive conversations by taking inspiration from HP’s seminal ‘Rules of the Garage’.

I’m honoured to be a part of a very passionate community of conversationalists who have given their best shot at this endeavour. I’m humbled to enter my work along with a galaxy of inspiring ideas and insights on conversation. I’m excited that we are using technology that helps minds collaborate over long-distances to create knowledge that will take us forward in this age of conversation.

Cheers again to Drew McLellan and Gavin Heaton for spearheading ‘Age of Conversation’ and the following band of ace bloggers, some of them incisive voices in the world of marketing, who have lent their might to this seminal project.

Valeria Maltoni
Emily Reed
Katie Chatfield
Greg Verdino
Mack Collier
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Mike Sansone
Paul McEnany
Roger von Oech
Anna Farmery
David Armano
Bob Glaza
Mark Goren
Matt Dickman
Scott Monty
Richard Huntington
Cam Beck
David Reich
Mindblob (Luc)
Sean Howard
Tim Jackson
Patrick Schaber
Roberta Rosenberg
Uwe Hook
Tony D. Clark
Todd Andrlik
Toby Bloomberg
Steve Woodruff
Steve Bannister
Steve Roesler
Stanley Johnson
Spike Jones
Nathan Snell
Simon Payn
Ryan Rasmussen
Ron Shevlin
Roger Anderson
Bob Hruzek
Rishi Desai
Phil Gerbyshak
Peter Corbett
Pete Deutschman
Nick Rice
Nick Wright
Mitch Joel
Michael Morton
Mark Earls
Mark Blair
Mario Vellandi
Lori Magno
Kristin Gorski
Krishna De
Kris Hoet
Kofl Annan
Kimberly Dawn Wells
Karl Long
Julie Fleischer
Jordan Behan
John La Grou
Joe Raasch
Jim Kukral
Jessica Hagy
Janet Green
Jamey Shiels
Dr. Graham Hill
Gia Facchini
Geert Desager
Gaurav Mishra
Gary Schoeniger
Gareth Kay
Faris Yakob
Emily Clasper
Ed Cotton
Dustin Jacobsen
Tom Clifford
David Pollinchock
David Koopmans
David Brazeal
David Berkowitz
Carolyn Manning
Craig Wilson
Cord Silverstein
Connie Reece
Colin McKay
Chris Newlan
Chris Corrigan
Cedric Giorgi
Brian Reich
Becky Carroll
Andy Nulman
Amy Jussel
AJ James
Kim Klaver
Sandy Renshaw
Susan Bird
Ryan Barrett &
Troy Worman



1. Connie Reece - April 30, 2007

Hi, Arun. One of your co-authors here — from Texas, USA. I’m glad to see that The Age of Conversation will truly be a global endeavor. I look forward to reading your chapter.

2. arunrajagopal - April 30, 2007

Dear Connie:
Thanks for passing by my blog! I’ve just checked out everydotconnects & what I see really piques my interest. Will be back again. Btw, good luck on your chapter & I can’t wait to read ‘The Two-step of Conversational Writing’. 🙂

3. Ryan Barrett - April 30, 2007

Hi There –
Wow, interesting topic indeed. Not only will this ebook be a great read in general, it’s also forging relationships between bloggers 🙂

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