Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Good for them and for you too!

Thanks to @jshuey I came across this exchange where different individuals (mostly developers) were asked to chime in calling out what is that they gained from participation in social networks / communities; it really made an interesting read and here my paraphrased summary of it in no particular order: 

  • It helps me stay centered, find others that are better at what I do than I am and allow me to learn from them. 
  • It allows me to tap into others people’s knowledge and get their help to answer my questions. 
  • Allows to identify and adopt best practices and proven ways to tackle common problems. 
  • Helps me learn what’s new, and how it is being applied. 
  • It expands my horizons beyond what I’d normally use/do at my daily activities. 
  • It allows me to share my expertise and be thanked/receive gratification for that help. 

I don’t know about you; but in my opinion the above are great gains for any discipline and/or profession. 

What do you think? 

Filiberto Selvas

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