People find each other, connect, and some deepen the relation, co-create and collaborate. As on town square so on the web, giving us all useful free tools like Firefox, Linux, Apache and more. On the way to intense co-creative productivity, how do we determine who we want to work with?
In a closed forum, Venessa asked, "what information do you want to see when looking at a person's profile to get a fast snapshot if they are someone you'd want to work with?" This reminded me of her kind selection to cross-post on her blog, much visited, an earlier post of mine, and of next-gen profiles we prototyped for a digital collaboratory.
Let me summarize 3 years of intense digital contacts that followed more than 20 years of local forum BBS, loose web connection and strong digital group collaboration at work. Much was accomplished by e-mail, too.
Image credit: Social Media monitoring and the spectrum of online relationships by David J Carr