Ok… today I said something during a Converge South session that I want to remember, Social Networks Amplify Serendipity.
I love listening to creative people. The inspiration is extremely valuable. Thanks Converge South!
Context from Twitter:
waynesutton @BrianR I’m with you, online social networking has allowed me to meet more people with like interest than if I wasn’t online
arsepoetica @BrianR, amplifying serendipity. Nice! Phrase of the day. (And I agree. I’m not remotely social in meatspace.)
coreyr @BrianR u mean the internet +’s serendipity because info flow is higher than offline. (SocNets are just reifying people, further +’ing flow)
Update:Social Networks ONLINE Amplify Serendipity (thanks for helping me clarify Corey!)
Bora at A Blog Around The Clock:
The quote of the year, I think, goes to Brian Russell who, during a session on social networks (e.g., what are we “creepies” doing on Facebook pooping on the kids’ party), said that “Online Social Networks Amplify Serendipity”. What a great phrase, explaining exactly what social networks do.