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It’s MINDBLOGGING today! September 28, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Conversations, Digital, Social Media.
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We are the cover story of the Dubai-based Khaleej Times ‘Weekend’ magazine today! What an awesome way to celebrate ‘AOC’. KT’s feature writer Pratibha Umashankar pulled out all the stops to write ‘Mind Blogging’, a brilliant story on ‘AOC’ that also explores the following questions:
o What are the advantages of blogging?
o The implications of ‘blooking’ both commercially and from a readership point of view vis-à-vis conventional publishing
o The future of blogging and citizen journalism
o Implications of blogging in terms of news value

‘Mind Blogging’ will expose readers in Middle East not only to ‘The Age of Conversation’ but also to the world of social media and conversational marketing.
Click here to read the feature online.
Click here to download a pdf version.

The feature looks snazzy in hard-copy. AOC blokes Drew McLellan, Gavin Heaton, Cam Beck, CB Whittemore, CK, Greg Verdino, David Berkowitz, Matt Dickman, Steve Roesler, Ryan Barrett, Scott Monty, Lori Magno, Brian Reich, Rob Hruzek, Sandra Renshaw and Steve Woodruff look great in print!







When 103 marketing bloggers from around the world teamed up few months ago to co-author ‘The Age of Conversation’, I’m sure nobody would have imagined the magnitude of its implications. We knew it was exciting but we never anticipated the ‘hugeness’ of its ripple effect.

Not only did we create a book that is one of the most authoritative tomes of conversational marketing ever written, but we built a unique community of people from diverse backgrounds supporting common causes. We made new friends; discovered more ways of connecting with each other; explored what the ‘age of conversation’ meant to each of us, made social media and the book popular in our respective countries; generated tons of press coverage and watched the book transform our lives. Our initial commitment was to raise US$ 10,000 through book sales for Variety, the children’s charity. We accomplished that milestone on 9 September 2007.

Kudos to the entire gang of ‘AOC co-authors –

Gavin Heaton, Drew McLellan, CK, Valeria Maltoni, Emily Reed, Katie Chatfield, Greg Verdino, Lewis Green, Sacrum, 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, Luc Debaisieux, 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, Robert Hruzek, Rishi Desai, Phil Gerbyshak, Peter Corbett, Pete Deutschman, Nick Rice, Nick Wright, Michael Morton, Mark Earls, Mark Blair, Mario Vellandi, Lori Magno, Kristin Gorski, Kris Hoet, G.Kofi Annan, Kimberly Dawn Wells, Karl Long, Julie Fleischer, Jordan Behan, John La Grou, Joe Raasch, Jim Kukral, Jessica Hagy, Janet Green, Jamey Shiel, s, Dr. Graham Hill, Gia Facchini, Geert Desager, Gaurav Mishra, Gary Schoeniger, Gareth Kay, Faris Yakob, Emily Clasper, Ed Cotton, Dustin Jacobsen, Tom Clifford, David Polinchock, 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, Arun Rajagopal, Amy Jussel, AJ James, Kim Klaver, Sandy Renshaw, Susan Bird, Ryan Barrett, Troy Worman, S. Neil Vineberg, C.B. Whittemore, Mack Collier, Andy Nulman



1. C.B. Whittemore - September 28, 2007

Arun, you have outdone yourself! What fun and how amazing, and again all done virtually!

Thank you for keeping the momentum of The Age of Conversation going so strong.

2. impactiviti - September 28, 2007

Very Cool! Great work, Arun!
– Steve Woodruff

3. Oman O Man! « StickyFigure - September 28, 2007

[…] His blog post gives an overview, and has scanned-in images of the tree-based hard-copy edition, along with this link to the on-line version. Great show, Arun! […]

4. mindblob - Luc Debaisieux - September 28, 2007

This is simply… fantastic! Congratulations and thank you for the effort. Hey… the title is almost “mindblobbing” one of my categories. Is that “Shared consciousness” or what! ; )

5. Arun Rajagopal - September 28, 2007

C.B & Steve: Thanks a ton. After all our exploits in collecting snaps for this feature, KT readers finally got to see Steve’s thunder thighs. 🙂 Pratibha wrote in later that she couldn’t use the snaps of both of you together cuz they were not downloading on her machine. Now, how cool is that?

Luc: Even I was wondering about the connect between Mindblobbing & Mindblogging… I think that the Dawn of Shared Consciousness is already here. Hope you’re doing good!

6. David Reich my 2 cents - September 28, 2007

Wow! Great work, Arun. Very impressive.

7. Lori Magno - September 28, 2007

Arun!!! Bravo friend! Wonderful news – sending big hugs and thanks from Boston!

8. Toby - September 28, 2007

Fantastic! Congrats to all.

9. Steve Roesler - September 28, 2007

Way to go, Arun!

You’ve really gone above and beyond all expectations to bring the Age of Conversation to the forefront.

Now I’m figuring that you and Luc will produce the Dawn of Shared Consciousness and Drew and Gavin can take a holiday!

10. Ryan Barrett - September 28, 2007

OMG soooo cool! Good job Arun! I love all the photos of everyone 🙂

11. Robert Hruzek - September 29, 2007

Man O Man! This is really cool, folks! We’re a part of something HUGE! Way to go, everyone, and thanks for the post, Arun!

12. Gavin Heaton - September 29, 2007

Hey Arun … this is great work … but now your fame will spread. I am now just waiting for your first appearance on Perez Hilton’s site 😉
Thanks for all you have done to make this happen … we all appreciate it!

13. mokum - September 29, 2007

Man, you’re on fire! This is just fantastic. Congratulations again.

14. FAris - September 29, 2007

this is completely amazing – great work!


15. Nathan - September 30, 2007

Wow! That’s awesome!

Way to go Arun 🙂 You rock!

Oh, and could you possibly update my blog url to: blog.thesnell.com

Thanks man!

16. Connie Reece - October 1, 2007

Arun, I just returned from BlogOrlando (great conference!) and it was wonderful to find this write-up. You’ve done such an outstanding job of promoting AOC. You truly do rock!

17. DAG - October 1, 2007

This is awesome. What a terrific article. Thanks for sharing.


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19. Becky Carroll - October 1, 2007

This is great, Arun. I will be advertising your hard work on my blog! What a fabulous project this has been, and it is good to see it having impact all over the world.

All the best! 🙂 (Couldn’t use my usual, “you rock”, as others have already used it – but you do!)

20. Cam Beck - October 2, 2007

Excellent work, Arun. I don’t know how I could be more impressed with your effort and your ability to identify and execute good ideas.

21. Katie Chatfield - October 4, 2007

Wow. This is so impressive Arun. Thank you so much for all your continuing efforts.

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23. LES TIDWELL - April 18, 2012

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