I selected this piece written by Jack Ricchiuto because it's a great reminder to all of us participating in social business aka social networking about what's most important to thrive in our social networks.
Obviously all of this begins with being passionate about what you're doing and evolves from there.
Here are some highlights:
Everyone has 3 circles of connections.
1. people you're closest to
2. people we know more casually
3. people we don't even know exist, but are two steps
from us through our first and second circle
We can measure growth in networks here are a few ways:
**How many circle connections people have with
others in their networks
**How collaborative people are with others in their
Here's what caught my attention:
**The pivotal indicator is the scope of network weaver engagement in networks.
**The other four indicators are accelerated by the work of network weavers who instigate, facilitate, and enrich connections in networks.
**As these indicators increase, the quality and impact of the network grows in ways that benefit the individual members of the network and the network as a dynamic whole.
**The evidence indicates that people have measurably better health, work, well-being, optimism, and engagement in their life when they are connected to happier networks
**We can build on these indicators by adding happiness indicators to the mix
How does happiness scale organically through networks?
**The whole thrivance of networks grows when more people become connected to already happier connections and bring more happiness to the connections they have
**This is how we can move from thinking about growth just in quantities, densities and reaches of connections to the vibrant and contagious quality of connections that add to the measureable welllbeing of the network
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/7w8cvso]