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Communication Models, Dan Forbush »

[22 Feb 2005 | 2 Comments | ]

In my last post, I suggested that the authors who assembled in this space last week align their (our) respective thoughts and energies in the writing of a book. I've thought a good deal more about this, and would like to slightly revise the proposal and, specifically, the title.

Communication Models, Don Dunnington »

[21 Feb 2005 | 2 Comments | ]

As we build a new model of communication for our new age, it’s useful to consider how we came by the old model.

Communication Models, Dan Forbush »

[18 Feb 2005 | One Comment | ]

Greenspan and Shanker describe the biological underpinnings of group formation. If from a PR perspective we want to understand human behavior and motivation in groups, there are no two more knowledgeable experts to consult.

Communication Models »

[15 Feb 2005 | 6 Comments | ]

Public relations was once almost synonymous with media relations. With new tools and new media in the digital, online world, what's happening to media relations ?

Communication Models »

[15 Feb 2005 | One Comment | ]

In the introduction to his book, Smart Mobs, Howard Rheingold wrote: “The 'killer apps' of tomorrow's mobile infocom industry won't be hardware devices or software programs, but social practices.” [p.xii, Smart Mobs, 2002] I open our discussion today with this statement, because I believe that “social practices” is what has historically been given short shrift in the world of technology — and technology-based communications. We professional communicators adopt the latest-greatest tech tools (often rather slowly!) but we don't generally give much deep thought to what these tools mean to those we apply them against, nor do we have any sense of what the consequences (unintended, especially) are of using these tools over time. I will be getting into a discussion about the politics of tools later, but for today, I want to look at social practices within the frame of “cooperation.”