Rich Kirkpatrick wrote a great post and I started to comment. It was long. Now it’s this:
A funny thing has happened in the last 2 years or so, that I’ve noticed. New media was dominated by a small pool of early adopters, in the church space specifically, and for a few years they seemed to be of much substance and virtue to the conversation writ large for the ‘C’hurch. Maybe they were.
A big majority of them have seemed to just fade away into the background, for better or worse, as the technologies they leveraged have become boring and everyday enough that all can use them.
What this is adding up to (and I think it’s a good thing) is a conversation where the best ideas are being shared and talked about rather than the ideas of those with an agenda and a large platform.
That is to say; the ‘cool kids’ will lose their shirts in this new reality of transparency on a level playing field.