A goal this year is to achieve a better balance of paid and unpaid thinking and writing, work and play, business and (other forms of) self-expression. The focus here will continue to be, as described in my first (2007) post, on the industry comprised of “organizations large and small who source, package, distribute, and/or apply information content products and services that are specially valued by particular groups of users and their sponsors, whether business and professional enterprises, advertisers (esp. B2B), academic and research institutions, or individual users.”
More specifically, some of the themes likely to be of special interest to me in the coming year include: The increasingly “real-time” web and its implications;Thematic and functional content (and other) strategies for the “downturn”; Social media business models; Google’s evolving relationship with the rest of the information industry, and the latter’s responses; “Post-print” tactics and strategies of traditional publishers more generally; the next stages in the evolution of information content user empowerment (from disintermediation to self-publishing to…?)
In the meantime, one of the blogger’s best friends is a substantive conference program (the content comes to you, packaged and ready for comment!). Even better when one has participated in the program planning, and that’s the case with two upcoming events: the SIIA’s Information Industry Summit, and the NFAIS Annual Conference (where I’ll be a moderating one of the panels). Thanks for your attention; stay tuned.