The Asynchronous Conversation, revisited

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The Asynchronous Conversation, revisited...

The asynchronous online conversation is a lot like the ubiquitous dandelion seeds cast upon the electronic breeze that is cyberspace. They quietly reside dormant in the search engine index until the right conditions exist. We don’t know when, where, or how that will happen. Yet we do know if the search engines consider the seed on topic and relevant to the conversation, they will deliver that seed right up by its search terms and the dandelion will blossom once again.

dandelion-social-media1 Case in point...
I received a delightful email today regarding a post I did back on 3/10/2009 titled:

Enough about work, Let's go for a drive.


December 10, 2010 12:07 PM

Rene- I accidentally ran across your blog with the "let's go for a drive". Your blog does not allow anonymous comments, but I wanted to tell you that I just loved it. I worked at Cavallini's in 1977 to sometime in 1978 in high school. I remember your Dad and the video brought lots of fond memories back. Thanks for sharing. Really made my day.

Pam

Sent from my iPhone

It only takes one seed to start the whole amazing cycle over again.
That is why online communication is such a powerful medium. Like the dandelion blossom that randomly scatters its thousands of seeds to wherever the wind shall take them, our conversations online do likewise.

An update with a little back story...

December 13, 2010

Rene- I found the video on the activerain blog. Ruthie Cavallini passed away recently and I was just surfing looking up things on the old place. By reading her obituary, it seemed she had a fun and colorful life. Those times when your dad played were fun. He was always nice to the kids that worked there. Even my mom remembers him fondly. That old group of Cle Elum parents could really party!!

I was in Cle Elum a couple of years ago, but I don't get up that way much. I am in San Antonio, Texas. I do miss the Northwest though. I will look for the video on YouTube. Thanks again for that video.

Pam

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Renee, How cool is that and to go out of the way to email you when comments are not readily available.  It is sad we have to block comments but it is that or be spammed.

Dec 10, 2010 12:32 PM #1
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Rene, If that didin't warm your heart nothing will. Of course I know it did warm your heart. Terrific.

Dec 10, 2010 12:59 PM #2
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Hi Marchel... I thought so too. It alway's impresses me when someone takes that one little extra effort. I was touched.

Charles: Indeed it did warm my heart, sincerely. And, it demonstrates the dandelion theory of social media very well.

Dec 10, 2010 04:24 PM #3
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That is cool that they remember your dad from 30+ years ago. Says something about their memory and your dad.

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Renee,

Great story about Pam reading one of your older posts! Blogging another great way to share memories and make new connections.

Good stuff,

Adrian Willanger 

Dec 11, 2010 05:11 AM #5
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Todd: It does, and that she took the time to make an extra effort to relay her thoughts is very touching.

Adrian: Thanks, digital is forever as they say... You just never know when someone will stumble upon a blog post...

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Update: Pam emailed me this morning. My Dad played at Cavallini's Restaurant for several years. Ruth Cavallini just passed away Sept. 2010. She was 90. Pam lives in San Antonio, TX. She worked for Ruth at the restaurant. Pam was surfing the net for info about Cle Elum etc. and found my post here on Active Rain.

Dec 13, 2010 04:17 AM #7
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Very well put, I love the analogy.

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Hi Ray... thanks!

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