Friday, January 23, 2009

Connections, part 2

I just finished skimming a totally boring book: Social Networks and the Semantic Web, by Peter Mika. It might be great if you're into academic language and maybe have a PhD. I don't, so it was not riveting.

The one concept that was sort of new to me is the idea that you can be a unique bridge between various spheres of interest. You might be the only person on this planet that could make an important connection between someone you know and someone they need to know! So the area of social media does have payoffs. Some are financial but the most important ones are relational.

5 comments:

richies said...

Yet another reason to blog.

An Arkie's Musings

Hannah said...

wow. this post seemed complicated enough. I don't think i should read the book. :P

Rob said...

zzzzzzzzz

Paul Merrill said...

Rob - good to know I'm not connecting with this post!!

Shilingi-Moja said...

I do see a clear missions connections -- disciples of Jesus who are the only connection (the introducer) between an unreached people and God.