The Communications Factors. Who is it?
As explained in recent posts, I think the Communications Factors are the most powerful of the factors in the Relationship Economy. Recent posts have dealt with the what and why of the Communications Factors, so for this post let’s talk about who is affected by the Communications Factors, shall we?
In a word, Everyone. The Communications Factors can be seen and felt by anyone who is aware of his or her surroundings. The internet and Web2.0 can positively affect one’s ability to collect, collaborate and exchange knowledge more easily than ever before.
With the launch of sites like Wikipedia, the internet – on both the viewer’s side and the publisher’s side – becomes exponentially easier. This ease of use enables more people to take the “time” to locate the information they seek or learn new concepts, which again drives the Relationship Economy. Internet access is becoming cheaper and easier to find.
WI-FI Hotspots are in places most never considered before. Libraries, coffee shops, even McDonald’s is now WI-FI friendly! The internet is everywhere, and with it comes billions of Gigabytes of information – all being communicated.
We, the founders of the Relationship Economy, are affected – either positively or negatively – by the information which is out there. Anyone alive today is touched by some facet of the Communications Factor: newscasts, newspapers, traditional “grounded” radio (i.e. not satellite), television and, of course, the internet, which provides blogs, videocasts, podcasts, and on-line news services etc.
All information which is given from one person or group of people to another person or group must, in some fashion, be communicated. The means we use to communicate our messages must gain respect and be taken seriously. Otherwise, we will be innundated with information which is inappropriate or worse, innacurate – given to the world just because we thought it was of interest. The words we use must be words of choice, and not because we were just too busy to read over what we wanted to say.
How ’bout it?
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