The value of a relationship is not driven by how many networks your networking with them on rather it is simply the fact that they are part of your network. 65% of my network is also networked with me in other networks! What is the point?
Technology creates different expectations and maybe we think one platform is better at enhancing our relationships yet we don’t stop and think about defining the cost benefit of networking with the same people in different networks. Time, attention, distractions keeping up with approving “friends” through different networks, emails, notification and the list goes on…..are you feeling the pain?
One may argue that my relationships are enhanced because a different network enables me to share more media with my friends, more information sharing capability, expanded profiles of my friends capabilities, more groups of topical discussions etc etc. One may also ask how many different physical social clubs to you join with the same friends? How many golf clubs are you a member of in which you golf with the same people? How many different churches are you a member of in which you fellowship with the same people?
In our previous postings, “Show Me The Money“, “The Paradox of Choice“, “The Attention Factor“ and a host of others we’ve addressed factors that collectively are resulting from the proliferation of all this networking with different networks. The current state of the networking market can be categorized as “Chaotic” and the Chaos Theories have long been established and proven:
In mathematics and physics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that under specific conditions exhibit dynamics that are sensitive to initial conditions. As a result of this sensitivity, the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random, because of an exponential growth in the initial conditions. This happens even though these systems are deterministic in the sense that their future dynamics are well defined by the initial conditions, and there are no random elements involved. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.
So scientifically there is some order in all this chaos but if we wait for the network operators to create the order our expectations are in the wrong place. On the other hand if, and only if, we the people unite our relations into a force then we can bring about dynamics that shape the chaos into better meaning and value for us and our network. This will be the tipping point for the Relationship Economy and the tipping points starts with you, one to one to millions.
Join others and bring others to the united relations movement so we can create our own chaos. Get it?
What say you?