I recently read a blog post from Knowledge Jolt with Jack about how successful leaders manage time. I recently started working with a Virtual Assistant (VA) company so that I can get a better grasp on managing my time more effectively. In looking for a virtual assistant I reached out to by fellow Twitterers, and this collaboration lead to my VA selection.
In reaching out through social media I have found that this is NOW the most efficient and effective way to collaborate, and share knowledge as well as to market and expedite the flow of business.
In effect web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, when used effectively, assist us in managing our time by getting our work done more effectively. The world of social media allows us to not ever feel like we are working alone. In fact we have an entire world of knowledgeable people ready to “pay it forward” by sharing their knowledge on a wide variety of topics.
I can’t wait to see how we all will leverage web 3.0!
Congrats on the new VA. I used Twitter to find my electronic toothbrush, it is really cool how that ‘pay it forward’ works. As Guy Kawasaki has taught, a lot of people try to eat like a bird and crap like an elephant (read: consume a lot, share a lot).
I agree looking back 10 to even 5 years ago, no one could have predicted twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc would even exists let alone be a useful tool in the world of business. Often, in the world of business we are too quick to limit or even dismiss the use of Web 2.0 applications like Twitter. Still today many in the business world dismiss these Web 2.0 applications as only a social networking tool and bring no business value. As you have seen it is a great way to come up to speed on a new “item/need”. I like you can’t wait until the Web 3.0 applications start to be realized. I just hope if the business world does not realize the value that these applications bring, I hope I am.