Friday, November 05, 2010

Networking by a non-Networker

I know people who would happy become wall-flowers at a face-to-face Meet & Greet.  Sometimes, I'm one of them.  Sometimes it's like that old phrase, "water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."


But it's interesting to see how the dynamic changes when we add a technology layer like a blog or some kind of Social Networking tool (like Facebook or Twitter) to the mix.  All of a sudden we have myriad tendrils of communication;  some more tenuous, some more essential, some humourous, and some time-limited.  I know I'm not saying anything new here about the power of Social Media, but I think it's an observation worth repeating. 

After listening to Harold Jarche in today's PLENK session,

A little dusty in here *koff, koff*

Well, after a very enlightening session on Personal Knowledge Management with Harold Jarche, he reminded me that getting all these ideas out of my head and - as someone said - "taking them for a spin" isn't such a bad thing, so I'll blow the dust off this blog and start plunking down some more ideas.

I dunno what I'll talk about first, but if nothing else, I've taken the Defibrilator Paddles to this thing and can hopefully bring it back to life and get some of my various technical/industry/theoretical/educational/knowledge thoughts in order.