I've been thinking a lot about people who I dub "super" connectors who spend a lot of their time connecting to people, information, experiences and ideas. Why do they really invest all that time? What's it all for and what's to gain?
I've come to the conclusion that connections open the door to opportunities, be they social or commercial. I've met so many great people and learnt so much through Twitter, found business with people on Linkedin and reconnected with old colleagues and school mates on Facebook.
Without wanting to be so connected, I honestly don't think I would have had these opportunities presented to me in this life.
I believe now more than ever, that "every connection is a potential social or business opportunity."
What do you think? What's been your experience?
P.S. - More on being connected in my book, Connection Generation