Life in the echo chamber

OK, we've all noticed this phenomenon Seth Godin calls the echo chamber

--at industry shows, the hot new thing is discussed endlessly, all the insiders go crazy over it, but when all's said and done, no one outside the ballroom cares a whit about it. We see it in corporations and associations, too, where enthusiasm builds on excitement about some new thing, and customers and/or members couldn't give a hoot once you roll it out.

Kind of like this blog, where me and some of our new media people thought it would be a great new way for us magazine types and readers to connect in a different way. Except we're not connecting. Just like the magazines, this is turning out to be a one-way street where we (OK, in this case, I) talk and you listen. Which is fine, just not what I was expecting to have happen, which was more of a dialogue.

I know what I think about things--what I'd really like is to get outside my own echo chamber and hear what you all think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of better meetings. So would you do me a favor? Just click on the comment button below--you can do it anonymously if you like--and let me know what's on your mind.

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