I’ve been struck recently by how easily you can join just about any conversation.

In the last several months I’ve been connecting with people I barely know, commenting on blogs, and writing this one.  I am interacting with people all over the country and I’m more in tune with colleagues now than when I went to an office every day.

Why is that?

Sure, there are more technologies that enable interaction and collaboration – but did that spark my participation or did something else change?

I believe it’s because I finally decided to get involved.  And when I did there was a whole suite of technologies that enabled me to do so (some of which I’ve already covered in past posts).

But my point here is that no one is stopping you from joining any conversation.

Technology has made it tough to come up with a good excuse to stay on the sidelines – but was there ever really a good one anyway?

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