One thing I really enjoy about Web2.0 is how you can meet and connect with people so easily, even when you don’t have any intention to.
Case in point? Adventure #1.
I was driving home listening to Six Pixels Of Separation #89, when I heard a distinctively Singaporean accent in an audio comment on Apple. So I got home, checked out the show notes and got to Sui Generis, Derrick Kwa’s website.
A little probing around later, I realised that I should get into direct contact with Derrick because he’s an Arsenal fan, clearly has a thing for marketing and new media and even has a post on the same JJ Abrams video at TED that I posted about awhile back.
In short, as mentioned so many times in social media discussions, Derrick is an example of “people like me”.
As a result Derrick is now on my MSN, we’re mutual friends on Twitter, and followers of each others’ blogs.
Now, this whole story has a point. I’m not trying to tell you about the serendipity of Web2.0 and that you’re going to find a soul mate online.
What I am saying is that the internet has so many people interested in so many things (literally anything) and you can very simply reach into that Long Tail, find your niche and find one person or a handful or many people who are just like you and share your common interests and/or passions.
So now you know this, what’re you going to do about it? Or do you already have similar stories to share? I want to hear from you!
Adventures in Social Media #2 will be coming next week, with some implications for this blog. Keep reading.