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This is an excellent short video about how Social Networks are fulfilling some basic needs that we humans not just desire but need as social beings.
And it's very depressing.
It's message is pretty dark and when I watched this first I was mildly depressed because the final message appears to be hopeless.
However what the video fails to address is that social media is in its infancy and it we are beginning to see the advent of the next generation of what social media is doing for the world (peer to peer colaboration). Yes there is a desire and evidence to show a lot of facebook friends are collected rather than focusing on the quality of friendship in the real world. But with the emerging collaborative economy real world friendship and relationship are been made.
I have only rented out my house on Airbnb once and it was an absolute treat (it will happen again once my housemate leaves in May). But the friendship formed from just this one interaction has been amazing.
I believe that the collaborative economy will open up the world to the old ways of trade and looking after each other and bonds and friendship that exist in the real world will blossom.
Thanks Azmir and @cypherone_tw for the video
Amazing video about how social media affects us... And my quick analysis... Its not all bleak. @azmirfakkri @cypherone_tw
Airbnb are hiring!
Good news for Dublin.
Good news for the sharing economy.
Good news for Airbnb.
It’s possible now to share everything from bicycles and car rides to power tools and toys. This is due to the ease with which sharing platforms can be built, the ubiquity of connected devices, and, in many cases, the ease with which smartphones can help us find precisely what we want. This on-the-go, find-it-now mentality is partially a driver in showing people that convenience and access are values that are paramount. And if anything, sometimes physically owning something is starting to be viewed as carrying certain burdens, like storage and maintenance, particularly in a world where mass urbanization is occurring.
As the collaborative economy becomes more popular it is obvious there are massive issues that need to be addressed and policy makers need to face up to. In Ireland for example, its tough to share a car because of our insurance laws. However as always wherever there is a problem there are always solutions. I see opportunities for insurance companies to sell new products based on collaborative consumption.
I know this would make my life easier - my catalytic converter bombed this morning, it would be ideal to share the cost for repairs....
Really insightful presentation from Jeremiah Owyang and his company Crowd Companies about the business model for Collaborative Consumption
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Ken Finnegan is a strategist and technology enthusiast from Dublin, Ireland. He has a passion for Collaborative Consumption.