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Joe, I think we both agree that social media is an awesome force for growing your influence, social capital and general connectedness in the world at large.  It’s been a great tool for both of us professionally to learn and grow.  These tools allow us to harness the power of having a large network of loose acquaintances to access for information sharing, support, and other sorts of social capital.  The […]

Jason- We are very much in agreement regarding the power of social media…and you raise a wonderful question regarding the future implications of the rapid integration of these tools into our personal and professional lives. I think that, truth be told, we do no fully understand the current impact of these tools on us , let alone the impact on our children, but here are some thoughts, and I think […]

Joe, You nicely summed up what I feel is at the core of the discussion about how social media is changing how people interact. So, to take it further, how exactly do these social media tools impact relationships and ultimately, the creation of social capital. Here’s a few of the most important ways I’ve experienced: Social media is a tool that facilitates the creation and maintenance of relationships, it is […]

Jason, I hope that you are enjoying the shift in weather. Spring is a favorite season of mine, it always feels like a fresh start on things…especially after this winter. On to the business at hand. Thanks for your post teeing up social technology…there is so much noise about this issue out there. I guess I have a paradoxical view regarding social technology, I think that social technology is very […]

Joe, I have found myself recently chatting with several people who seem to be making the argument that social networks, text/instant messaging, and the internet in general are diminishing the relationships between people. To be fair, the people making the argument are generally Gen X or older and are people who pride themselves in networking the old-fashioned way, face to face and eyeball to eyeball. So, they could just be […]