May 18, 2011 – Convergence Culture.

Seems a bit dated already.

Today, I’m thinking a bit about media as I RID this book about the collision of old and new media.

When I started this project, I decided to blog about it for 3 reasons:

1) It would keep me honest. The social pressure would make me complete it, if it got hard. (And it has.)

2) I wanted a record of it for the future. The insights gleaned, the items and their memories, etc. I wanted a way to go back and recollect the emotional gains, if I needed to.

3) I thought many people would find this to be an interesting project. (And it seems that it has been, for some.)

So…today, I stumbled across this article.

And this quote, which I find to be directly contrary to what I’ve learned in the RID project….

“For example, you shouldn’t have the same thing posted to your Facebook page that you tweet…Come up with different content for each avenue as best as you can.”

Frankly, I couldn’t disagree more. In my case, the RID project has allowed me to focus on the essence of who I am, and what I believe. I have little interest in driving traffic, or “helping retweeters.”

I am who I am. On this blog. On Facebook. In my tweets. And…in real life.

In my case, my social media project has allowed me to relish the time OFFline, to be concerned about my real presence, and…to live life.

I’m not saying this is how everyone should feel. In fact, that’s the point…NO one but you decide what right rule applies.

Maybe you want to be a different person in every media.

That’s just not the choice I’ve made.

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