The Communications Factors: Making Them Work For You

The Communications Factors affect each and every person on the planet. No matter what language he speaks or where he lives, something must be communicated. We are a social people, and therefore we must communicate our wants, needs, intentions, and thoughts to others in our society.

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Web 2.0 has brought people all around the globe together, thereby making them all members in one community. Web 2.0 has brought an end to the established media giants providing the news to us in a pre-packaged format. With the technology advances, such as YouTube and Wikipaedia, we, the people, are able to not only view the news, but also create the news. We are the ones who are providing photos and videos of events. And we are giving descriptions from our perspective of those events.

Paul Graham explores the “democracy” of Web 2.0, explaining it this way:

The most dramatic example of Web 2.0 democracy is not in the selection of ideas, but their production. I’ve noticed for a while that the stuff I read on individual people’s sites is as good as or better than the stuff I read in newspapers and magazines. And now I have independent evidence: the top links on Reddit are generally links to individual people’s sites rather than to magazine articles or news stories.

With the role of people in the creation of news, how can anyone ignore the Communication Factors? Just like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, if someone at a party tells you of a great pediatrician, you’re going to check with friends and then probably change doctors. Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be like that, only faster and more pervasive.

With information coming at us at astounding speeds, shouldn’t we perfect the means of communication we use, whether it’s writing, blogging, emailing, podcasting, participating in social networks, whatever? The best networkers, and for that matter, businessmen, are the ones who can become the early-adopters of new technology, enabling them to get in on the ground floor of such ventures as Google or Facebook. Not only do they adapt easily and early to new technology, but they also work to improve themselves with its use!

How ’bout it?

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