As I hit publish on the last post, I knew I had forgotten to mention something else that’s going on this week. This Wednesday, the Columbia Archives will host a discussion entitled Communication: Then & Now which will examine the challenges, opportunities and importance of context in getting out the news in today’s world of instant messaging and sound bites.
As a blogger who grew up and currently lives in Columbia, this topic fascinates me. I remember the early advertisements and marketing efforts for Columbia. I remember the exhibit center and loved seeing my name in The Flier when I would score a goal in SAC soccer or if I had a good game in CBA basketball. Yes, even in the early days of Columbia, communication was important and innovative.
These days, communication is instant. I get news from facebook and twitter more often than I do from television or print and I love the fact that I can engage the community through this blog. I believe the way we communicate defines us. That’s why, as a member of the Kings Contrivance Village Board, I spearheaded the Board’s effort to communicate with our residents through social media.
This one is not to be missed. It’s THIS WEDNESDAY October 12 at 7 p.m. at CA Headquarters. David Greisman, Columbia Flier/Howard County Times; Lisa Kawata, freelance feature writer; Lisa Rossi, Columbia Patch; and Duane St. Clair, HoCo Connect; will be on the panel.
The exhibit is open to the public and will be up October 10 through December 30. For more information, visit ColumbiaArchives.org, e-mail Columbia.Archives@ColumbiaAssociation.com or call 410-715-3103.