“…No matter what you own or are doing in life, without people to share it with, it means nothing.”
“…I’ve grown up at the beginning of the social networking phenomenon, it has just begun. ??I was a freshman in college when Facebook launched for real. ??I am not, nor have I ever been worried about my privacy online. There are basic things I do not to give myself a bad name online, but it’s not rocket science. I use Groupon and a bunch of the other social buying sites. I’ve used CouchSurfers to experience foreign countries through the eyes of real people instead of staying in hotels. I used Craigslist to find my apartment and all my furniture. If I want to know something I ask Wikipedia (the crowd). I’ve been moving many of the things I did own into the cloud. ??My music, videos, documents, I am a paperless person. I don’t really own these things anymore, I share a piece of them through services like NetFlix and Rhapsody, and free sites like Pandora, Grooveshark, Hulu, Boxee, etc…”
“…My generation has a different view on sharing, ownership, and privacy than those before us.”
This is one more time a vibrant testimony of the monumental shift that is taking place on this earth now.??
Leigh Drogen, author of this post, adds a little example of how gaining customer giving them for free your experience as a proof of your engagement.
I immediatly connect Leigh Drogen’s thoughts with the resumé of Tom Osenton‘s 2004 book “THE DEATH OF DEMAND: FINDING GROWTH IN A SATURATED GLOBAL ECONOMY” in Wikipedia.
“…Unless new innovation delivers “accretive” consumption, and/or an accretive appreciation in price, then the U.S. economy will likely grow at about the rate of population growth over the near term – approximately 1 percent.”
In Europe, economies are not pulled by internal consumption. We are even more dependent on innovation.
Is “social capital” the new motor of economy?