Twitter, Value and Identity

Yesterday morning I decided to twitter what I was doing

juice, porridge, read – Why Social Business Is Capitalism’s Missing Link lin.cr/apx
7:48 AM yesterday from TweetDeck
and
Social Capital lin.cr/aq3 (wiki) – social networks have value ~ create social networks, create value . Value? lin.cr/aq4
8:28 AM yesterday from TweetDeck

Joanne Jacobs responded
@tonyhall See here: snurl.com/5ouk5
8:40 AM yesterday from twhirl in reply to tonyhall

@joannejacobs – first thought; social networks have no value it’s the outcomes of the relationships / conversations that make value ~
8:54 AM yesterday from TweetDeck in reply to joannejacobs

@tonyhall funny you should say that… joannejacobs.net/?p=752
09:04 AM November 17, 2008 from twhirl in reply to tonyhall

Joanne links to an article she had written in her blog, ‘Value and utility‘, and another she had just written, ‘Social networks and social capital‘, which mentioned me, and Tuttle, and the question of value. I was drawn in. I was left thinking about the different ways we use the word ‘value’, but more importantly asking myself what do I value?
In a way we implicitly answer this question of value for ourselves each day. But, once you ask the question of yourself and attempt to answer it you realise this is getting to the core of your identity. What do you value?

This gets stranger, I google ‘value’ and ‘identity’ after writing this and a link to an article and another person on the Tuttle social network comes up, ‘Value and identity ‘ by Luke Razzell. I’ll check this out over breakfast tomorrow.

(5658) twitter, value, identity, coffee, view, Hilton Hotel, London,

One thought on “Twitter, Value and Identity

  1. I think value starts with connection, so social networks do have inherent value (could be + or -).

    However, social capital (i.e. the resources in social networks) should be measure in terms of results or at least resources that may be mobilized. The best way to judge if a resource may be mobilized is based upon experience.

    I think you & your readers will like this post: http://twurl.nl/r7e1yp

    And this one on Twitter and social capital: http://twurl.nl/eojz25

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