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Join Shel Israel for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | January 15, 2014 | 
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Join Shel Israel for a Special Livefyre Q&A TodayBy Gini Dietrich

It’s an exciting day!

Shel Israel joins us today for our very first Livefyre Q&A of the year.

Shel is a communicator by trade and helps businesses tell their stories in engaging ways as a writer, consultant, and presentation coach.

His Forbes column, The Contextual Beat, looks at how mobile, social media, sensor, location, and data technology converge and what it all means for our futures.

He co-authored (with Robert Scoble) the Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data, and the Future of Privacy and he’s going to hang out with you for an hour today.

He can answer any and all questions you have about his latest book, what the age of context means, how social media will converge with the other four, what it means for each of us, and how this could be more valuable than an executive assistant or a butler (Downton Abbey, anyone?).

Today’s Livefyre Q&A

At noon ET (that’s 11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, and 9:00 PT for those of you who can’t do time zones), Shel will be here so you can ask him what all of this means and how it will change society in the future.

In order to participate, all you have to do is:

  • Make sure you have a Livefyre account or be ready to sign in with one of your social networks.
  • Set a reminder for noon ET today.
  • Order the book so you can help Shel out, but also get your learn on.
  • Create a list of questions (if you haven’t read the book, go to Amazon and read through the content there; you’ll find some things to help you formulate questions).
  • Come back here, scroll to the bottom, and write a comment in the form of a question. As soon as you hit “post comment,” Shel will see it and reply to you. You can even join the conversation around questions others are asking, if you like.

We’ll be here for an hour so you can join us the entire time or step in and out during the hour. It’s entirely up to you; just make sure you’re here before 12:59.

Win a Copy

Those of you who participate in today’s Livefyre Q&A (even if you’re late to the party, but not if you’re an Arment Dietrich employee) will be entered in a random drawing for a free copy of the book.

We bought two copies and will give them away, but you have to actually leave a comment, ask a question, or participate in the chat to be entered in the drawing. Otherwise we won’t know you were here.

Get ready with your questions and join the conversation. And don’t fear! If you missed the live portion of this, we’ll keep the drawing open until midnight PT so you still have time to get in your questions.

Former Guests and Who’s Next

For former guests, check out Margie ClaymanSarah RobinsonMark StoryBeth HaydenSarah EvansStanford SmithChris BroganC.C. ChapmanMitch Joel,Danny BrownChuck HemannMichael BritoDJ WaldowTom Martin, Ahava Leibtag, and Jay Baer.

And following are the dates for the next few months, so mark your calendars!

Same bat time, same bat channel.

  • February 19 – Yours truly, for Spin Sucks
  • March 19 – Rob Biesenbach
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 16
  • November 19
  • December 17

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

196 comments
Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

On a serious note. So did anyone ask @shelisraelhow on earth someone let Robert Scoble post a photo using Google Glass in the shower? because I will never let that man near my family or kids ever. And that proves sometimes it is important people are more private than they think they should be!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

We have just a couple of minutes left with Shel. Is there anything pressing you didn't get to ask? @jasonkonopinski? Google Glass?

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

What are your thoughts on the Quantified Self Movement? 

Digital_DRK
Digital_DRK

How will 3D printing influence these "Personal Contextual Assistants" will we possibly be creating them ourselves and just using our Bitcoins to purchase the code to make it happen.?

belllindsay
belllindsay

The fact that our technology can ‘get to know us’ is seriously creepy - though I experience it daily with my UP fitness band. Let’s go sci-fi - will technology ever take over?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

I don't think the location-based apps have it right yet. Where do you see the future of things such as Foursquare?

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

Another question for you, @shelisrael :  Google Glass seems to me like a product without a strongly defined market. Certainly, it's an intermediary technology.


Where do you see Glass' consumer future? Outside of serious geeks, I'm having a difficult time understanding how the technology as it stands right now would appeal to, say, a soccer mom.  

Word Ninja
Word Ninja

@shelisrael Ah, they absolutely should as my vision is limited no matter how expansive my imagination. I am simply glad my children also appreciate things in life today not touched by technology, the way I appreciated the things from my grandparent's generation no matter how foreign those  things may have been to me in my every day modern world. 

shelisrael
shelisrael

@Digital_DRK 3D Printing is very important. Robert and I elt it touched on Context but fits more into the Maker's movement which we touched on. I will cover at much deeper level in my next book on what is being called the Shared Economy. 3D Printing will allow people, artisans, craftsmen etc to make their own products. It has the disruptive ability to make something of use and value at extremely low cost. Jeremiah Owyang sees it taking back the making of low cost jewelry from China to local urban centers. I agree.

Word Ninja
Word Ninja

@belllindsay This stuff is sci-fi. I remember as a kid in the 70s going through Disney's Carousel of Progress and the narrator saying a dishwasher would one day be in everyone's home. 

DallasK
DallasK

@belllindsay My iphone tells me how long it will take to get home when it notices me at work.  So these technologies are already starting to infiltrate our lives.  Frankly, it excites me!

@jason_
@jason_

@ginidietrich Foursquare has already began to evolve into more of a Yelp type app. I've been a Foursquare user since 2010 and I love it. It's my digital diary of sorts, especially when it comes to trips. I can use it to store pics that I opt to delete from my iPhone.

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

@Word Ninja @ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski For context, @shelisrael -- I was wondering how you see the CONSUMER future of Glass evolving. I think it has enormous potential in industry/military/healthcare/law enforcement, but I don't believe Google has made a compelling case for why Joe Q. Public would buy. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @shelisrael - don't get me wrong - I'm all for technology, and I think the advances in medicine, lifestyle, etc., are extraordinary! But still...it's a bit creepy. LOL As I mentioned above, my feet have been in both worlds. #context

belllindsay
belllindsay

@Word Ninja It is kinda cool to have had our feet in both world, though. My 14 year old son will grow up thinking this is just normal. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@@jason_ I had to stop using it because I had a stalker who was finding me through my check-ins.

Word Ninja
Word Ninja

@belllindsay So true. Your understanding of anything is expanded when you've experienced various perspectives (isn't that a nice way of saying I'm middle-aged?) It's been a blessing. I can't imagine what the next "world" will look like for our children once they're adults. Actually, my girls don't have iPhones and rarely even watch TV, so I'm glad they haven't completely been sucked in to the technology vortex yet. My 17-year-old thinks...to quote a great person...that it's "creepy."

DallasK
DallasK

@ginidietrich @DallasK When I mountain bike, it shows my heart rate, speed, and time.  They are supposedly going to have 4square integration soon where I can check in directly from my watch.  Also, weather, sports, etc.

@jason_
@jason_

@shelisrael I agree. I appreciate you spending an hour of your busy day with us.

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