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Location and immediacy are two big trends developing in part to mobile devices – constant connectivity enables us to receive information in context – i.e. location…and microblogging produces a constant flow of information. The implications of immediacy is particularly interesting. What used to be an off the record comment can now be broadcast immediately. Consider Obama’s experience this week. For celebrities and leaders, the concept of a “safe zone” or an “off period” simply don’t exist. I wonder how many higher education faculty are blissfully unaware that their statements/lecture habits/clothing choice are the topic of lively discussion and commentary on facebook/twitter/friendfeed?

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  1. Jared Stein wrote:

    What are the other implications of this technology-driven advance towards social/media immediacy? This is a big question that’s been circling my brain like a shark these past few weeks. If anyone has suggested reading items that comment on this, please share.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:45 am | Permalink