EVERYTHING YOU NEED – is probably right there – or no more than virtually six handshakes away – so they say. So why aren’t ‘they‘ there when we need an answer, to solve a problem, that matters to ‘us‘.
The answer is not hiding, it is just not directly accessible from our closest friend, our social circle, our professional colleagues – those we count on as our ‘personal information interface’ when we so desperately need them to help solve our emergency, ready to be called up by three little “9-1-1” numbers. And – your additional challenge, should you wish to accept it, is to ‘meander anxiously’ through different name lists, phone numbers, search engines, web sites and blog comments ‘groping’ to find those exact friends – who may know of groups – who may have experts – that may have YOUR answer – or know someone else – who does – GIVE UP YET?
We’re almost done (no, not ‘done in’..). In the problem statement above we have at least partially described the answer. Given a few minutes we could put our heads together, in a purposeful social conversation – ‘Collaboration on Purpose’, and not be surprised when we predictably find another ‘hidden’ solution – our ‘Socialution’. All we have to do is ASK4™ it (4-question problem-solving approach). Once online it can unite individuals and groups into a cooperative universe and create sustainable results. But for now, let’s take a shortcut:
- What if we catalog our friends – and the groups they are in and the interests they have and the people they know who also have friends and interests (sound like social networking?).
- Then lets catalog the issues they have, the challenges that prevail or the progress that has been made by ‘them’ toward the SAME kind of issue ‘we’ face. (sounds like a knowledge-base)
- Then by a quick ‘ping’ on a familiar website interface we could see the ‘life-saving’ path that leads across the critical ‘SIX’ key connections to take us to the ‘ONE’ person who HAS the answer that fortunately pertains to ‘US’. (sounds like a mash-up, to show me ONLY what I need, each time)
Want your name listed as an ‘expert‘ in that list of ‘suppliers’?
Want a copy of that resource catalog?
Would that be worth a fortune?
“I Know…” is what REALLY Matters!
Ready to contribute to, and benefit from, WEB 3.0
We’re virtually there, ‘already’…and ALL our real lives can improve as well.
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
Written by gsbigger
July 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm
Posted in social networking
Tagged with Advertising, ambient knowledge, Business 2.0, business networking, collaboration, Communities, Facebook, Google, Marketing, Media 2.0, Office 2.0, relationship economy, social media, social networking, social networks, Social Software, social web, socialution, WEB 2.0, Web Strategy, Web Usage, Wikinomics