June 3rd, 2007 by Nadja
It shows the fast-blooming-and-dying-cycles of webnetworks that have succeeded in spreading rapidly by having people connect and link to one-another – but eventually die out because they fail to offer a relevant focus/obejct/reason for the network to network to exist and evolve.
Networking, connecting and flashing your sprawling buddy-list apparantly wont do the trick in itself. It takes some substance, theme, common ground – reason – to make it worthwhile.
Luckily it seems that a new wave of web-networks that focus on relevance, knowledge and human need are allready emerging. Networks that aren’t about showing off who you know (or wish you knew) but about actual knowledgesharing, real-life-connecting and co-creating something important, beautiful or inspiring for everyone to benefit from.
And I welcome that very much. Let’s use the new opportunities to help people from the diaspora find eachother and reconnect. Let’s give serendipity a helping hand when travelling. And let’s create platforms that allow us to explore eachothers fields of knowledge, minds… or brainwaves.
Don’t you think there’s a good chance such networks would be more viable than the broken wave-cycles pictured above?
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