Thanks! I think you’re right that it’s not about a simple creation-consumption distinction…it’s more about interactive communication, two-way or fourteen-way, expected or unexpected, solicited or not, synchronous or asynchronous. I love the idea of time being bent by the medium!
I really appreciate how incisively you get to the heart of the matter here, and out McLuhaned McLuhan, AND with such clarity and grace. Thanks! I’m going with a modified “yes” to your question. Production and creativity are foundational, but without reception, consumption, interaction and conversation they are much less powerful. It’s the resonance of the digital vibrations that give them such salience. And time is also bent by the medium. The post might get read (or even clicked on) one time, or nine times, or not at all… at first. But a reader of a later post or someone researching something else might click on it any time, and who knows where that might lead? (Do you have JetPack site stats turned on?)
[…] Note (3/05/2014): Amy Nelson provided this insight. Great for every librarian (and faculty member?) to consider: DO Save the Time of the Reader/ Researcher […]