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Considering “What it Means to be Connected”

March 21, 2016

In honor of Twitter’s 10th anniversary, I am reposting this piece from 2011, which explores “connectedness” and media like twitter. The original article is by Lucy Marcus, who is worth following and reading, now or then. The original link is still good, so enjoy!


As I’ve mentioned in the past, I am a big fan of the blog site. Numerous fine authors contribute content, and one of my favorites is Lucy Marcus (@lucymarcus on Twitter).  Her recent post on the site is “What it means to be ‘Connected.'”  The post begins

I was recently selected as one of Britain’s “best connected” women by Director, a business magazine. This prompted me to reflect on what it actually means to be “connected.” I began to explore the meaning of connectedness, both in person, and in an ever more virtual world, and to consider whether the two forms are so different.” [as always, italics are added by me to denote quotes from the article]

First of all, you have to be impressed by anyone who can be named “one of Britain’s best connected women.” Frankly, it sounds fairly exhausting to me. But I think Marcus wears…

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