No one reads blogs any more.
Twitter is dying.
Facebook is broken.
G+. Is that even on any more?
Where do we go to share?
I’m seeing it here on this blog. Traffic is down. Not just day-to-day traffic, but the search hits. That could just be that I’m producing crap content or stuff that no one is interested in. However, Twitter isn’t growing like it once was and there are many reports that it’s shrinking. Facebook is running into problems. So… Where the heck are people going? How do we continue to share without a relatively common communication tool?
I know there’s some push for Yammer. However, lots of people hate it. Slack and slack channels get a little traction, but to a degree this is just another type of online forum and the adoption rate isn’t very high. My family insists on using WhatsApp. However I don’t see lots of us sharing that way. Snapchat is fine if you don’t actually want to talk to lots of people or retain anything. It’s not going to work as a mass medium of disseminating information. I check in regularly with my college age kids to see what apps they’re using to communicate. There’s nothing I haven’t mentioned here, so I’m unsure how the current generation is going to get connected, especially since they think that Twitter is for old people.
In all seriousness, where do we go as an online data professional community to maintain a relatively cohesive set of communications? I’m curious.
Also, if people aren’t reading blogs and they’re not downloading the Books Online, where the heck are they going to learn about SQL Server and Azure? Does anyone know?