It’s time to break some news. I am at the final stages of a book about the power of conversations.
While it does analyze why audiences are more engaged (the stuff I’ve covered as a technology columnist for six years), this is an attempt to peel back the layers of hype about social this and social that, and look at the operating system that lies at its core –human chatter.
As so many other ‘republics’ –Facebook and Pinterest, for instance– are being overrun by the masses, I have felt the need to look at why we can’t stop blabbing. The Republic of Chatter (a working title) also addresses another passion of mine, about the power of ordinary people to speak out, to rise above the chatter.