As I interact with people, clients, colleagues, technologies, concepts etc… I end up developing thoughts – I end up developing ideas – I get inspired by other people – I sometimes also get desperate… and I reflect that on my status on Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/IMs etc. Facebook status updates have always fascinated me and I learn a lot from them. They help me in knowing moods, morale, problems, excitement, opportunities, failures, success stories and even random thoughts. People intentionally or unintentionally send out a message to their network and the beauty is that network notices – and even reacts in some cases.
I’m amazed to see how quickly people react. I came out of a discussion on Research & Consumer Insights and I updated my status “to steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research or insight….” – In no time (literally few mins) I had two responses – one from Indonesia and one from California – funny one from Ravi Bhaya (taking a pun on our friend Ranga – head of insights & analytics at Starcom MediaVest Group) and serious one questioning my thought (from my senior from b-school and good friend Purnima – all time Dumb C champion).
Thank you Network for your attention to my Random (often stupid) thoughts.