Conversation Prism: The Language of Human Connections is International

When Jesse Thomas of JESS3 and I started to lay the foundation for the Conversation Prism, we realized that it was a much larger task then simply categorizing social networks and placing them within a visually-rich graphic or chart. My goal was to observe, analyze, dissect, and present the dynamics of conversations, how and where they transpired.

We immediately realized that V1 would be short-lived and the need for continual iteration in order to document the evolving conversation online would emerge inevitable. As we work diligently on V2, as well as developing a supporting, scalable ecosystem, friends all over the world are simultaneously documenting the language and architecture of global online conversations.

In advance of our impending announcement, I wanted to spotlight the valuable work of those around the world. The Conversation Prism is now available in French, Chinese, and Japanese, with each localized to visually demonstrate the unique channels of online discussions materializing respectively.


Introductory Post


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Related reading on PR 2.0:

- The Essential Guide to Social Media Translated into French
- Social Media Manifesto Translated into Russian
- The Socialization of Your Personal Brand
- The State of Social Media 2008
- The Social Revolution is Our Industrial Revolution
- The Essential Guide to Social Media
- The Social Media Manifesto
- Introducing The Conversation Prism
- Now is Gone (Available on Amazon)



Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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