Fred Wilson Gets It – The Conversation Has Moved Online, And Brands Can Join it
His example is that old school "knitting circles" have gone the way of the horse and buggy and are now are happening online in places like iVillage's forums.
iVillage, NBC U's Lauren Zalasnick, pointed out currently averages about 20,000 "brand mentions" a month.
"Think about it," Wilson noted, pointing out in the past that brands never could have spoken directly in those knitting circle conversations, but now they can online.
"A brand could never show up in the knitting circle and say, "'m here now.' It's native to the conversation," Wilson observed.