Twitter & Collaborative Action … via Tag!

As I contemplated what to share in my next blog post, something compelling happened; I was tagged. Yes, this is like the game we used to play as kids, and then played with our kids, etc…but with mental rather than physical energy.

This Tag is being “played” in Twitter, a social networking site bring short bites re: current thoughts, info and happenings. I was tagged via Twitter by Sharlyn Lauby at HR Bartender.

There’s something to learn from this! The addition of expectation of someone I like and respect helped me take that next step to action. And this simple game is a good display of collaboration. I’ll be sharing links to benefit others, tagging someone to do the same with a virtual handshake to promote an interest we share: helping people find the right fit w/work and perform at their best.

Was the action productive? My thoughts are mixed on that, just as they are mixed on social networking in general. Og Mandino in his 1970’s book “The Greatest Secret in the World” points to a disclosure by a great salesman, George Severance, who tracked his time and found, when looking back, that “If a business day is a social success, it has been a business failure.” Is this statement simply outdated? Tell me what you think about this! I’ll share my thoughts in the next post. For this post, let me finish up what I promised…

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