Sunday, 11 March 2007

The Human Network

Love this title as it starts to explain what i have been banging on about for the last year ( i am a recent geek girl ). The real benefit of technology is that IT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. Its that simple. Web 2.0 sounds altogether a bit tecchie for me but Human Network, hey i can relate to this stuff. Cisco has its own take on this and is presenting real examples like Dave's Blog:

"Earlier last year, I had an idea: build 35 houses for victims of violence in Colombia, which would take up to 200 people off the streets. My goal was to raise the money myself and hire locals to do the work. I created a blog to share information about the project, and soon had up to to 15,000 visitors per month. I raised $170,000, and none of this would have happened without the blog."

Forrester Research concluded in a 2006 report that increasing person to person communication is impacting the global economy. It is said that your power is in the people you know, not the product you sell. It is changing society as people depend less on cultural intermediaries - media, businesses, and other mass cultural groups.

So what will you do with your Human Network this week?