It’s official, and I’m now ready to announce the title of my book, which is in its final stages.
It’s called Chat Republic.
I’ve been covering the intersection of technology and business; technology and culture for more than 18 years. More recently, I’ve focused on digital media and our social media-centric lives, and I wanted to put my ideas into perspective.
Chat Republic is more than a fictional country. It’s about the spaces you inhabit. Those online and offline communities you move in and out of: conference rooms, Google Circles, IM lists, Facebook, online forums. I think of it as a ‘country’ whose fluid borders take the shape of a giant, invisible speech bubble.
The conversations and opinions pouring in and out of our republic, in real-time, are what make our communities more civil, more vibrant. Our chats are certainly not friction-free! But absent these conversations we would be one dimensional citizens, won’t we?
As of today, I am planning to launch the book in two time zones, in June.
- 25 Chapters – Divided into 3 sections
- Case Studies from the U.S. and Asia
- Interviews with non-profits, tech companies, activists, chief execs, editors, citizen journalists, PR consultants, podcasters, government officials
More information here at ChatRepublic.net