This is a great article that focuses on growing your social networks in terms of relationships and not just numbers. Sometimes in the midst of adding new “friends” or “followers”, we forget that these are actually people with lives (hopefully) outside of their computers/networks. It’s great to find out what else you have in common!
“Sometimes we forget that social networks are more than just software. We forget that beyond a bunch of friend-adding, and asking for links or votes, that thereâ€™s more to building online communities and keeping relationships. A strong social network requires some tending and care, just the way real live relationships need attention and deliberate effort. Here are some ideas on how to tend your digital networks and reach the people on the other side of the screen.”
(Via Scoble’s Link Blog – Twitter).)