I’ve got a couple of days off this week, and the weather is gorgeous. As a result, I’m spending as much time as I can hanging out in the garden.
Eating lunch on the grass today, I watched several bees buzumbering around, alighting on clover and other flowers, collecting pollen to take back to the hive. And that got me thinking.
Twitter, facebook blogs – the social web is a network of hives, abuzz with social interactions and personal journeys, experiences, passions crossing over.
The web is full of tasty pollen. Objects of interest, curiosity or value which sustain the social web as currency or bring (micro) glory to the finder. We’re born foragers. We like to collect, and share. Curation is the new creation.
Word of mouth recommendation and/or curation is a web waggledance. Tweeting about a link shows other hive-members where the juicy goods can be found. Knowing where the good flowers are is one thing, but the real skill is communicating to others how it can be found, in compelling ways.
Being known as a good signal – a finder of pollen sources with smooth moves to tell others about them – is a social prize.
Shake those bums, people of the internet. Aspire to be bee-like in your content waggledancing.