There's a distinction between broadcasting content and social interaction. In this evolving world of ubiquitous tagging and creation of a parallel digital Universe, we find ourselves inhabiting two spheres of existence. The digital Universe expands as each unit of information is added, battering our online identity in its wake.
The search for meaning has tortured humankind since our distant relatives discovered the idea of self actualisation. This search manifests itself today in a pool of information expanding exponentially beyond our ability to grasp.
We seem to crave connectivity to like minded souls who will both validate our beliefs and add some foundations to our perception of order. Alas Social Media is not the answer. Small communities are historically bonded more tightly than vast metropolises. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and all their cousins can never offer the connectivity that comes from mutual caring.
You can happily engage as an audience member, or a broadcaster and purveyor of content, in a Social Media environment with thousands of connections. If however you strive for true human connectivity in the sense of relationship building, then the key message is that less is more
One true connection with a mutual interest in interaction has more value than 1000 Online "Friendships"
Thanks for stopping by and perhaps sowing the seeds for future connectivity!!