Doing my usual morning research when I stumbled upon The Conversation Prism. It is truly an excellent visualization of social media wrapped up in one succinct package.
Using the Conversation Prism , we can visualize and map the shifting landscape of social networks and micro communities to observe and conduct our initial fieldwork through digital anthropology. The process reveals everything, from measurement opportunities to participation strategies to the specific infrastructure changes necessitated by the new proactive and reactive process of engagement in the social Web.
Check out the versions that preceded the final visual as well. Neat to see how the ideas and workflow progressed.
It would be very interesting to see how this prism changes over time possibly by having the “petals” change color or fall off when new emerging technologies, innovations, processes, or ideas are introduced – changing or replacing the old.