Wednesday, January 13, 2016

To gather all the sand

An interesting question was asked about an offical source for CSM communication. I smiled a bit when I read it. It is a regular question that returns often. How do we have one spot when people communicate in so many different ways? How do we capture everything people do and no overwhelm those seeking information? While it is a question posed in a tone of interest in the CSM at a the time of year when interest is highest, it highlights a fascinating problem that I've spent a lot of time thinking about.

Before I ask how do we communicate better, broader, and more accessable, I have to ask can we? Can we create a singular source that will be everything for everyone? The question sets its self up for a no.

Could we create multiple sources that focus each thing? I thought about it for a moment. We have blog lists, pod casts, lists, forum searches, twitter hash tags. Yet even that quickly grows holes. Private forums for groups and corporations get left behind. Twitter vs reddit vs tumblr vs slack quickly fragments focus. Oral vs Auidable vs Video all have their following.

This is another post without an answer. Thankfully, I am not a wise monk under a cold montain waterfall having vanillia wafers with bears (I'm pretty sure it goes that way).

My thoughts and methods have always focused on a way to naturally or reasonably allow people to produce and consume in their comfort zone. But, maybe that is not to be.

Do people need hurdles to appreicate information? Can we make things universally accessable? Does cross implimentation across multiple platforms help? Is the feasability of reality and limitations both technical and fincial supposed to be considered during the questioning process?

If I speak into the void and never know if I am heard are my words lost?

6 comments:

  1. No one is an island.

    The void does answer,
    Sometimes barely audible whispers,
    Echoes from the shadows,
    Voices smooth or coarse,
    Tones sweet or sour,
    Threatening flame or Offering water,
    From many minds yet One Game

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  2. Cold mountain waterfalls are amazing, but Ill take mine with fresh fruit. Refined sugars are to be avoided.

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  3. Better is the enemy of Good Enough.

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  4. Blogging is like spamming local,
    but I live in a wormhole.
    I only know I am heard,
    when they decloak.

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  5. Are they asking what system they should use to communicate with the CSM?

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    1. Actually, I think the question is regarding a centralized data feed FROM the CSM to players.

      My 2 cents: I want to hear the CSM as individuals, not one neutered hive mind collective. I votes for Sugar because she and I see eye to eye on a lot of issues, and I want to hear her take on things. I would not be in favor of every bit of CSM news being vetted for "opinions and opposition views" like a U.S. Supreme Court opinion. That sounds hideous. ;)

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