Deceptive because it can give you the impression that the world is fully connected...because it COULD be...
But in reality people still connect with people they know. If we are to really harness the power of social media, if companies are truly committed to helping society with a new kind of social capitalism then we need to ensure that networking is more than a mirroring of real world social connections.
So what can we do to make networking good for society?
- Connect and share with someone you don't know
- Try and connect someone inside your circle to someone they don't know but that would benefit from their skill or knowledge
- Commit to renewing your RSS feeds, twitter streams, facebook pages are constantly changing to embellish your view on the world
- Connect with someone outside of your country and look for a way you can help bring the world closer together