I just read an interesting post on Fast Company, which featured Joseph Garner, the director of Craigslist Joe, which is a documentary about his quest to see whether or not online communities could actually take care of people in real life. Here, Garner talks about how to get just about anything you need from social media, in this case – Craigslist.
I was wondering if the same could be said about Facebook. LinkedIn, or GovLoop. I also appreciate his 5 tips for living:
- Real Human Rapport is Still Key
- Safety First
- Drivers are Looking for Passengers
- Volunteering Leads to Food and Shelter
- There are Free Events Every Day Where You Can Meet People
Read the Fast Company blog article for the background. The goal of Joseph’s project was to see whether technology and social media could bring people closer together, especially in tough times.
What do you think? Do social networks like GovLoop bring people closer together or further isolate them?