In today's economy, we are faced with extremes: An extreme surplus of information and an extreme deficit in economic stability. In this strange environment, people are coming up with new ways to create and connect. Digital and Tech entrepreneurial hopefuls seem plentiful and all of these people want and need the same thing: Information. Smart networkers know that although content is king- you needn't rely on original content alone. Yes, it helps if you can provide some thought leadership and opinion of value, but it isn't necessary to churn out volumes of original content every day. Simply curating and commenting on existing content and helping like-minded people wade through the informational over-load is a a valuable service. Once you establish yourself as a credible source of quality content, you can expand your network. As long as you provide something of value to an audience- they'll ask for more. The following blog is about young people who started a site called Under 30 CEO. These people started in their dorms and homes curating content (creating some as well). Reinventing and re-purposing what was widely available, building a network with trust and credibility. The blog talks about how the content they curate and promote has given them access to a broad network of people around the world. Essentially, social media at work, making the world a smaller place.
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