People in communications like connecting with other people, I guess that’s one of the reasons we end up doing it.
As much as having great video conferencing facilities is an economical way of talking with current or existing clients, nothing beats having a face to face discussion.
Social media allows us to connect in real-time with people all over the world around a shared interest, news story or meme. Making those connections can instantly transform your online experience and introduce you to new ideas, creativity and people you never knew existed.
We’re very fortunate to be living through this time of great change and the exposure to new ways of thinking can only benefit society as a whole. We need to learn to make the most of it.
If you find something on Twitter and you retweet it to your followers, keep an eye on who retweets it and look to see who else they’re following. It’s a great way of expanding your network and learning more about the people you follow.
It’s incredibly fun when you pick up a new follower and it turns out they are from outside of your network and then look at who else they follow.
It’s the same way we tend to find new bands – if you like one band, once you’ve consumed everything they have to offer, you find out who inspires them and check those artists out. Once you’ve looked at those, you’ll go back to their influencers and so on, until you’ve developed your own musical family tree.
So, don’t settle with the 100, 2,000 or 10,000 people you already follow, you’re just limiting the possibilities that the technology has given you.