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Avoid the comfort of closed social circles

by Managing Partner at Phenomena Communications on Feb 26, 2013

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Keep strong intra social ties and weak inter social ties to maximize the benefit of social networks. Avoid the trap of what I coin “The comfort of closed social circles”.

Keep strong intra social ties and weak inter social ties to maximize the benefit of social networks. Avoid the trap of what I coin “The comfort of closed social circles”.

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  • hudali15 Ali Anani, PhD, Managing Partner at Phenomena Communications @xiby
    Thanks Gorg for your inspiring comment. You made me think of my groups on slideshare (not existing now) or to whom I comment. There are few people with whom I established strong ties like you and juao maya. Others I still keep weak ties with, but they are valuable ties. They bring my attention to the activities of other groups. That is the main point: you need to build strong groups with common interests while keeping weak interests with other groups of less interest.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to explain with your sound comment, Gorg.
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  • xiby Gorg Sciberras Wouldn't it be nice if all followers commented on member's show. It shows a sign of friendship and appreciation. , PENSIONER at My own sweet home Well the question that is more likely to arise from this PPS is whether social networks forge strong or weak bonds? Many social networks have always been bad at building communities outside of their existing friends and family. It’s merely an on-line tool to build and maintain one's existing community of relations. In fact, social networks in general have been bad at bringing together people with a shared interest to create new communities. Despite the attention the big social networks have been receiving in recent years, community forums have remained popular and they’re evolving, adopting more ‘social network’ like features. Perhaps online communities have been overlooked slightly in recent years because they are so niche. You would only visit these forums if you had a particularly strong interest, and it’s this extreme and shared interest that unites people within them. For every interest there is always an on-line community to accommodate you.
    As you aptly put in slide 22: 'You want your social satisfaction to act as a springboard to cover other needs.' I’m keen to see how this grows but also how existing communities evolve.
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  • hudali15 Ali Anani, PhD, Managing Partner at Phenomena Communications @Beerli
    Cathy, you extend the scope of the presentation by your astonishingly rich comment. Actually, your comment deserves a presentation on its own. I love it.
    For now, the presentation focused on circles that are closed to others and keep almost no contacts with dissimilar groups. These circles forget that a poorly ventilated room suffers eventually from dampness. We need to ventilate our contacts and bonds to keep healthy relations so that these relations stay free of dampness.
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  • Beerli Cathy Woods, Educator at Secondary School There is a lot of discussion here about factional leadership and it seems to be the way leadershipis operating . In effect, your closed groups and they do get musty! People are here for the interactions with others I read somewhere and not for developing themselves by themselves. I think you need people you can relate to to feel secure and to promote growth. Thriving doesn't often come form being with people who pull you down. I'd say you have to be prudent at times with regard to who is in the group. Humans do not take out those who stand out - they promote them. There is the perpetrator as victim cult at the moment where those who do something really awful are getting a lot of media attention and then discussion in social circles. Your slide share promotes considerable thought! Thank you. 1 year ago
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  • hudali15 Ali Anani, PhD, Managing Partner at Phenomena Communications @tariqobeidat98
    Thanks Tariq for capturing the essence of the presentation
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  • tariqobeidat98 Tariq Obeidat, Ganaral Mangar at Al Hijaz Towers Do not lock yourself in closed social circles; else you suffer from dampness of ideas. A lovely and unconventional presentation indeed 1 year ago
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  • hudali15 Ali Anani, PhD, Managing Partner at Phenomena Communications @juaomaya
    Dear Juao, 1st comment and double favorite by you make this presentation close to my chest. I re-published this presentation because I was looking for the right term, which you grasped masterfully 'The comfort zone of social circles'. If one stays within this zone soon his environment will sprout with algae and dampness. We need close ties, but also other ties outside our comfort circles. Thanks for grasping the core of the presentation, dear Juao.
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  • juaomaya Juão Maya , Retired at home Dear Ali, after so many painful searches for emotional fulfilment, Philip Carey, the main character on the book 'Of Human Bondage', realises that 'the simplest pattern, that in which a man was born, worked, married, had children, and died, was likewise the most perfect.' In another words, it's something like saying if we want to be happy, we must not make questions neither do anything that may disturb this natural order, which inexorably leads to a perfect happiness and true peace of mind. Nowadays perhaps it might be called 'comfort zone' this way of thinking and living life. For me, this comfort zone has everything to do with what you have masterfullly coined 'the comfort of closed social circles' on Internet. For sure one of your best writings and my favorite twice. Thank you 1 year ago
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