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Hello Lotusphere 2012!

Andy Pedisich  January 15 2012 12:35:45 PM
5 or 6 years ago I would come to Lotusphere and see people that I hadn't seen in a year.  Each time I ran into someone we went through a little pre-conversation dance.  It  was like this:

"Hey!  How are you?  How's the family? You look (insert appropriate yet positive adjective)!  So what have you been up to? Still doing (activity)? Have you seen much of (name)?  Do you know if (name) is coming to Lotusphere?"

But since then all forms of social media have emerged and taken a solid footing. I now know pretty much everything that has been going on with friends.  They micro-blog on Twitter.  They're in permanent chats with me on Skype. They have their pictures and stories on Facebook, Flickr, and Google Plus.  They are all out there, just as much as me and my family.  This exposure has changed the Lotusphere 2012 conversation initialization phase to just three words:

"Hey! So, anyway.... "

And then the conversation that you've already been having for the last year picks up where it left off several hours earlier. It's lovely to be face to face contact, but honestly, the familiarity we have with each others lives is nothing less than stunning.

Oh, and the conference is going well.  I stayed up way too late last night, but I did attend my 9 and 10 AM sessions.  Good stuff.

Big announcements are planned for tomorrow.

Check back here.


1Alan Forbes  1/27/2012 2:45:23 PM  Hello Lotusphere 2012!

Hi Andy,

Great presentation at Lotusphere, and a packed room too. You'll see that I enhanced VitalSigns again based on an idea I got while sitting in the audience of your presentation, and I gave you credit for it in my blog.

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