Thursday 20 December 2012

{spider} webs

 In the middle of my day there were 5 minutes and they went a little something like this:

Via Flickr: Michael Holden
That's what serendipity looks like. You can't plan for it, you can't evaluate it, you can't touch it or really quantify it.

It's what the social web runs on and that was 5 minutes. So next time you are about to say 'I don't have time to do social media' think about what you could achieve in 5 minutes. You can't KPI it but if it's only 5 minutes, does that matter? 

What if the knock on affect is to save someone a days work further down the line? 

Does that only matter if you know you saved someone a days work further down the line? 

Do you only ever do things where you can see immediate impact in other areas of your life? 

In this particular case, an unforeseen circumstance was @billpublishes tweeting:

Didn't see it coming. Couldn't predict that reaction. Worth of evoking that feeling in someone



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  2. Thank you. I'm part of the community that makes Appropedia happen - your serendipity and passing it along is important, as we're putting our effort into the building the site, with little effort (too little, actually) going into clever marketing things and fundraising.

    I'm sure Appropedia will save more than a day's work, too - esp the medical devices for the developing world. With climate change affecting all of us (& not just humans) sharing info about low-carbon technologies will make a difference too.