You have an idea. Someone’s shared an insight. Instantly you sense value. The notion could be incredibly useful, highly relevant, critical path to solving a major problem you’ve been trying to solve ..
Then the phone rings. The moment is lost. The tweet scrolls past. Your opportunity to save the world is lost.
I see this problem more and more:
In the storm of content engulfing us via social and mass electronic media (cable, web, mobile, etc.) it’s increasingly difficult to determine what’s relevant. It’s a question of recognizing and managing context, and it’s getting harder by the moment.
Regardless of how deeply we’re wired into social media, the shifting sands of context are beginning to wear us down. We grow frustrated, impatient, sometimes even angered by proliferation of great ideas with far too little time to investigate them.
I think this is a real problem in social media and the digital age we live in. Let’s attack it like this, starting WEDS 1/30 at 1pET:
- Q1. What shortcuts can help us determine context/relevance on the fly?
- Q2. How can improved focus/intention help manage context?
- Q3. How can tagging (use of metadata) help manage context?
- Q4. What software solutions or features have proven useful for keeping track of relevant content?
We’ll come back to this one. It’s not a problem that will go away. For a deeper dive now? I cover the challenge of context in depth in the DNA of Collaboration (Ch.2).
I hope you will join us at SMCHAT, tackling the possibilities and challenges of 140C.
Chris (aka @sourcepov)