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Ask your Community vs. Find it Yourself

Greg Sterling writes today about social networks as a way to cut through the tangle of information on the web…

Community is something of an antidote to these phenomena. Community has definite limitations and flaws but it also offers a way to navigate the sea of too many choices online.

We’ve been talking about this with Front Porch Forum for some time. Seems like there are two kinds of people in the world… those who think there are two kinds of people and those who don’t. 😉 Whoops…

Another two kinds… people who live and breathe online and those who use it as a tool when needed. Advanced users jump all over the growing mass of online services to find whatever, whenever. The rest of us would just as soon ask some real and familiar/trusted people… “does anybody know where I can get X?”

Reminds me of the old male-female stereotype about asking for driving directions.

Posted in: Community Building, Front Porch Forum, Local Online, Local Reviews, Local Search, Peer Reviews, Social Media, Social Networking


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