Dec 11, 2009 Embrace the Heart of Social Media
It’s easy to go back to school these days given the amazingly rich content available to all of us on the web. I schedule a class a couple of times a week and tune into TED Talks, webinars, and conferences from the comfort of my office. In my quest to become more savvy about social media and real-time web, this morning I tuned into LeWeb ’09, a tech conference (and much more) held annually in Paris and attended by thousands.
I loved Chris Pirillo’s talk and his notion that community requires tools that CANNOT be built – notably SPIRIT. Nope, can’t build a spirit tool – that comes from within. Build a community he argues? Nope, they build themselves from within. That resonated with me as I have been searching for a little more soul in my social media.
Do you agree with Chris’s notion?
Watch/listen to Chris and then tell me what you think in the Comments Section of this post. I look forward to our conversation.