Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Venn of the jungle

I don't know about you, but I get a little overwhelmed with all the groups and web pages that I can "belong" to, and I wonder how I can possibly figure out what is most relevant to me. Yes, I can drill down into the niche and find a micro-culture with a focus that is right in line with my thinking.

But I'm more than that. I hope WE're more than that.

The first problem is that we are constantly growing. Either that or you're dieing. And if we're growing, that narrow box is not going to hold us for long.

The second challenge I find is that I am more than that one niche or box, and I have other interests. Yet each focus is stand-alone and myopic.

What if there was a way to incorporate the concept of a venn diagram ( as a visual and functional way to integrate the different aspects of my life.

I have no idea how this would work. I see a similar process with the adwords that determine the placement of Google and Facebook ads that feed from the trough of profile or search keywords. Yet, those processes actually narrow the field, eliminating the personal interests that are not within the smallest box.

What if the Venn program would give us the mix of people and activities that have similar overlaps to my own?

I suppose this is what or is doing. That has a common purpose for the participants.

What if it was used in other ways? Can you imagine ways that it could be used? (Yes, I am asking You!)

Well, this could be an amazing piece of social media, if someone were to run with it. Just send me my royalty check every week.