July 21, 2012

In case you didn't think LinkedIn is for you

An interesting post on LinkedIn today reinforced the notion of six degrees of seperation...and that through social media those degrees are reduced to one or two. A man in Bahrain posted about a bet he made with his boss: that for ever comment or "like" on his LinkedIn post, his boss would pay him a dollar.

Now, whether or not his boss holds up his end of the bargain or whether this bet is even true, the image below clearly demonstrates how quickly people can connect. For me, this post was highlighted by two of my own contacts neither of which have direct connections to the original poster I suspect. In less than five days, this post made it my way....and yes, I liked it!

Don't underestimate the power of social media and the desire for humans to connect. For good, bad, or otherwise, online communication travels quickly and in directions you cannot always plan. Here's the result:



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