The value of social networking for business

The value of social networking for business Image Source: Flickr (by ellenm1)

 

Seth Godin was once asked about the value of social networking for business.

In response to this Seth discussed the value of having so many “friends” on Facebook, or “followers” on Twitter.

I want to have a solid connection with someone based on something more than just the effort it takes to click on a button.

He goes on to question whether these people would go out of their way to help you. One interesting example he gives is that he knows people in NZ that, if he needed it, would give him a place to stay. He’s never met these people, but a strong relationship has been built up online because they have helped each other at some stage.

They have taken the time to do something for the other.

Seth’s comment really resonate with my thoughts on relationships in Social Media. I don’t want to have hundreds of “Friends”, or thousands of “Followers”. I don’t want to be a LION (LinkedIn Open Networker).

I want to have a solid connection with someone based on something more than just the effort it takes to click on a button.

 

 

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