orgtheory 1.0 v. orgtheoy 2.0
This blog has been around ten years and we’ve had a lot of good times. I wanted to reflect a little about the changes:
- People: Most importantly, many of the 1.0 bloggers have become very successful. I count at least three department heads and one major journal editor That means less time for blogs from the 1.0 crowd.
- Content shift: The 2.0 bloggers – Katherine, E-Poppp and Jeff Guhin – are more qualitative and sociological. Between E-Poppp and myself, there is a lot more higher ed posting. High theory has receded on this blog as Omar has moved to other pursuits, but Jeff will likely bring that back. More classic management posts still appear, but less frequently.
- Novelty: Blogging is no longer innovative. It’s an established format. That means there is less “e-buzz” about orgtheory. It’s just a routine thing that some people do.
- Alternatives: Now, the blog lives in a world of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and anonymous gossip
garbagewebsites. Much attention has moved to these formats. Still a lot of readers but most of the contention has moved away from the blog.
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