Connections and Relationships on the Living Web
Everyone can see what the A-List bloggers are doing. People report daily on their every move. Knowing that is almost self-preservation in the way knowing what the teachers in high school are up to. But what’s going on under the surface? What’s new and cool where they live?
A signal comes through the noise.
It’s no longer a question of relationships versus information. Connections and relations are the living web. Today’s question is one of managing quality versus quantity of relationships and contacts. Just under the surface of what we see, we’re talking to each other in ways that didn’t exist when 2007 saw the first sunrise.
New apps let us meet to
- twitter a message in 140 characters
- digg the work of our friends, give them a poke, the work of our friends,
- choose a place to share our photos or just show them off
- find the club in which to build and access a global network of business contacts
- meet virtually as if we’re living a Second Life online.
We’re even ranking those ways for how they’re being used.
Jeff Jarvis is proposing a Social Airline. I like the idea.
Skype is being used by the mainstream. Utterz has gotten folks to “audiofy” short thoughts for friends to enjoy. We can’t go from one New Year’s Eve Party to another without a Twitter. Messages under the twitter time line are becoming business deals.
The more things change . . . My mom used to say, “One day we’ll all laugh about this.”
Social. social. social. Media. Media. Media. Connections. . . .
We’re moving from Web 2.0 “me,” to Web 3.0 “we.” Are you about relationships yet?
Where do you see it all going?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!