The public space is where knowledge, information and conversation now collide. It’s where we should be. The evolution of our profession in a networked world must involve attention to how we think and share in the great wide open.
In fact, a defining feature of a leader in the digital age will be the capacity and will to look beyond what they can see and touch.
(This is my first stab at a graphiquote (not sure what you call this…just made it up). We’ll see how it takes. Feel free to share and share alike.)
The word content is used a lot surrounding online communication. A colleague recently asked me to define content. After thinking about it, here’s what I came up with:
Content is retrievable information that can be consumed. It’s stuff that can be heard, seen, shared, curated and commented upon.
Content is a human creation, something translated from the realm of the mind into some tangible form. This could be an idea shaped into a piece of writing or a scene uniquely captured as an image or video. The subjective process of translation is how the view of the mind’s eye becomes content.
Content is important because it positions us in an information world. It’s our real estate on the information landscape. Increasingly, our content defines us.
Lee Odden has curated a nice list of content definitions that you might find helpful.
What is content to you? And how should my definition be adjusted?