He says our challenge is to figure out why some of these activities are so meaningful to those engaging in them.
He mentioned his new Knight Foundation funded endeavor the Center for Future Civic Media, and this is specifically interesting to me, as I work in an environment in which I am often justifying the importance of studying social media in relation to journalism and traditional mass media.
He also discussed the participation gap. 60% of our young people are engaged in producing media and 1/3 are producing content for those that are not their immediate family or friends. But, what about the 40% that are not? What are the issues around this participation gap?
And, I love his optimism. He said that if he sees a glass that is 1/4 full, he thinks it is 1/2 full. What a breath of fresh air!
If you haven't read Convergence Culture, get it now and do so.