Who's Talking

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I've spent the last 2 weeks without TV news and newspapers. I relied solely on my social networks of peers to gather my information on what's going on in the world.This is a preliminary look at how this affected me.

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  • 1. Whos Talking? Rise of The Professional Network Download: Hand-Out http://www.thejordanrules.com/WhosTalkingHO.pdf
  • 2. Over the past 2 weeks, Ive stopped watching the news on TV & stopped reading newspapers
  • 3. Heres what Ive learned...
  • 4. Opinions are better than objectivity
  • 5. News isnt as bad as I thought 75% Good 15% Neutral 10% Bad
  • 6. People are coordinated
  • 7. News benefits from many sources 20 Posts Per Day 5 Posts Per Day 5 Posts > 5 Posts Per Week Per Month
  • 8. I think these are 4 major reasons for the rise of the professional network.
  • 9. By Professional Network I literally mean a network of people that equate to an industry professional.
  • 10. Alone, no one would consider me a professional journalist. Me Professional
  • 11. But together with a group of individuals, an observer could get as good, or better information than that of a professional. Professional = My Network
  • 12. Why?
  • 13. For the reasons I outlined previously.
  • 14. Opinions are better than objectivity News isnt as bad as I thought People are coordinated News benefits from many sources
  • 15. Opinions are better than objectivity People that feel free to voice their opinions often provide the emotion required to completely understand a story. Large networks usually provide a number of passionate people who feel differently about issues. Listening to them is a great way to understand more about a story than a objective news report. News isnt as bad as I thought People are coordinated News benefits from many sources
  • 16. Opinions are better than objectivity People that feel free to voice their opinions often provide the emotion required to completely understand a story. Large networks usually provide a number of passionate people who feel differently about issues. Listening to them is a great way to understand more about a story than a objective news report. News isnt as bad as I thought Some news agencies sensationalize bad news to evoke a stronger emotional reaction (among other reasons). Peer-News often (at least in my experience) focuses on positive news. (upcoming events, cool thoughts, new gadgets, useful tools, etc) People are coordinated News benefits from many sources
  • 17. Opinions are better than objectivity People that feel free to voice their opinions often provide the emotion required to completely understand a story. Large networks usually provide a number of passionate people who feel differently about issues. Listening to them is a great way to understand more about a story than a objective news report. News isnt as bad as I thought Some news agencies sensationalize bad news to evoke a stronger emotional reaction (among other reasons). Peer-News often (at least in my experience) focuses on positive news. (upcoming events, cool thoughts, new gadgets, useful tools, etc) People are coordinated With the introduction of social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Podcasts, Youtube, and the like; uncoordinated individuals have the ability to coordinate on issues. News benefits from many sources
  • 18. Opinions are better than objectivity People that feel free to voice their opinions often provide the emotion required to completely understand a story. Large networks usually provide a number of passionate people who feel differently about issues. Listening to them is a great way to understand more about a story than a objective news report. News isnt as bad as I thought Some news agencies sensationalize bad news to evoke a stronger emotional reaction (among other reasons). Peer-News often (at least in my experience) focuses on positive news. (upcoming events, cool thoughts, new gadgets, useful tools, etc) People are coordinated With the introduction of social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Podcasts, Youtube, and the like; uncoordinated individuals have the ability to coordinate on issues. News benefits from many sources They key to the rise of the professional network is that a network can have sleeper participants who might rarely participate, but live outside the spectrum of normal news, and have connections that might provide unique insight when they do participate.
  • 19. So, will I return to TV & Newspapers?
  • 20. I will, but my opinion of them has changed TV Paper
  • 21. I will, but my opinion of them has changed TV Paper
  • 22. Instead of using those sources as a default, Ill refer to them as needed. I no longer need a default system to get information. TV Paper
  • 23. I can keep informed on whats going on through my Professional Network