I love meeting new people, establishing relationships and making new friends! It’s a passion that I have – being someone for other people. I don’t mind if it’s just an acquaintance for a couple of hours. What’s most important to me is that I can draw lessons from the person and likewise, he/she is touched by just that time knowing me.
I was reading an article by Leslie Goh on the Straits Times Digital Life (a local newpaper section) some time back and I pinned it up on my noticeboard to serve as a reminded on what I want Kanggie to be.
It’s funny how Leslie mentioned that “the digital world is made up of 2 kinds of people – those who are on a social network and those who are not”! How true is that? I think I mentioned in my earlier posts about the Social Networking Frenzy that is taking place online. So many people are either members of popular social networking sites such as MySpace, Friendster or Facebook that if you’re not in either one, well, you’re missing out on a lot online!
But I know of some people who have joined other social networking sites which may not be as popular and as viral as the above 3. These are niche social networks and one of them is LibraryThing. Niche social networking sites let you meet people who have the same interest as you do. It’s really great because you can find likeminded friends and basically let your interest be the foundation of your relationship or friendship! And I totally agree with Leslie that “There are social networks and online communities for just about anything imaginable” and “It’s a powerful thing, this sense of belonging”.
I discovered this at my very own site, Kanggie where everyone is there to just get to know people and well, to learn at the same time. Most of the people at the site have a common interest – to learn to make money online and to do so at the site! 😀 It’s amazing how people can just start a relationship and develop a friendship almost immediately with the common interest.
If you are interested to explore the site and get to know more people with the common interest, hop into Kanggie now!
Here’s something from Leslie’s article which I believe sums up perfectly: “Social network sites, then are an extension of tribal need to commune and communicate with others. And ultimately to feel a sense of kinship with those who are somewhat like you.”