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A Culture of Sharing

I have been enjoying Michael Hyatt's blog. He has a good grasp on social media as more than just a selling tool, but a way of connecting people.

In his blog, "Social Media and the New Culture of Sharing", he says:

Here are four quick ways you can share more meaningfully with others in your social media channels:

1. Share recommendations. Provide links to the things you find most insightful or meaningful. This can include blogs, news articles, books, music, and movies. Increasingly, “search” is becoming personalized. People are letting their social media networks do the filtering.
2. Share your expertise. Whether you realize it or not, you are an expert in some field. You have knowledge and experience that you likely take for granted. But your expertise could be a big help to others. Your followers will appreciate it.
3. Share your contacts. The days of holding these close to your vest are gone. If you don’t know the answer or don’t feel like you can help someone, try to connect them to someone who can. This makes the concept of “six steps of separation” practical and more useful than ever.
4. Share your empathy. Sometimes people just need your empathy. You can remind people that they are not alone. All by itself, this is an act of generosity. My brother-in-law recently found himself in Intensive Care. Gail and I shared it with our social networks. We experienced an amazing outpouring of love and prayer.

So in the spirit of his blog, I wanted to share what I have been learning from Michael with you.