Its Time For Collective Action – Web 3.0 Is Transforming Our Planet

If you are reading this post on Facebook  and would like to watch the video please visit my blog http://www.iandavidchapman.com/ Clay Shirky – Here Comes Everybody [youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=A_0FgRKsqqU[/youtube] Group Network Theory If you want to begin to understand the direction that the internet is moving and if you want to harness the power of groups in your own business then spending 42 minutes watching Clay Shirky is time well spent Clay Shirky explains group network theory in a simple and easy to understand way  and I have begun applying his models to various situations and circumstances which I will explore in later blog posts. His basic premise is that groups go through 4 stages of development 1.  Sharing 2.  Conversation 3. Collaboration 4. Collective action Tools To Change The World Social Media has given us the tools to move rapidly through each of these stages and its now up to us as global internet citizens  to decide what type of future  we would like to create. The groups and networks you create today will be shaping the course of future history.  We have never had such an opportunity or such freedom for collective creative expression as we do today. We Have A Dream So I would like to invite you to share your own vision for our collective future. How would you like to  start this conversation , to be open to the possibility that no one person can dream it all on their own, that  it has to be a collaborative effort.  Can we look for ways to bring our collective force to bear fruit and manifest into this world, for each individual to be empowered to take actions that are coordinated towards our joint vision. Out On The Edge This is what I am passionate about and this is the main reason  why I got involved in Social Media in the first place. Its an exciting time to be alive to witness this moment in history and I feel we are much  further out on the edge than any of us really imagine. Those of you who I have spoken to personally will understand where I am coming from when I say this. Circle Of Trust Another friend Simon U Ford has been asking us to start recognizing the groups that we belong to and to begin to deepen those relationships. To think about building our circles of trust with those who we most resonate with.  Without the need for any rulebook,  allowing these natural structures to coalesce and begin forming on their own. Freely  giving our energy and attention to these people and these groups. Sharing Sharing with a friend is free.  Sharing with a friend adds value, Sharing with a friend shows that you care. follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/iandavidchapman

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  1. Ian,
    Thanks for sharing this video. This was an absolute synchronicity as I was thinking about this same topic earlier today on my daily walk. This is important information for anyone looking to reach a lot of people online. The strategies which have been most effective have been the ones that utilize these principles.
    Aloha,
    Brian Campbell

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