Reflecting on the correspondences between the physical communities we inhabit and the online society we engage with, fact and fabrication all the more reflect each other.
All about relationships in both worlds, every share has an effect as freedom of speech allows comments and further shares: beware.
The value of connections, whether marketing-related or heart warming contact encounters, is significant on the global Google-able World Wide Web or the cloud.
Like all relationships, the sharing poses a risk for all members. The more data, the more danger.
Trustworthiness often becomes a cheap aspiration compared to the weight of policies meant to “protect”. In fact, commitment seemingly became too much of an effort and policies are scorned until persecution is proved.
Rather than taking a word from an online persona, the reputation building in keeping word with promise delivery speaks louder.
Value in a fast-paced, content-expectant, technology innovative world has become a commodity continually contested by its creators and destroyers – humanity.
When it comes to the creative souls in society, the engagement with technology need not be a threat as sharing once again provides an amiable platform for making name.
However, stolen fame is as easy as hacking success proves to be due to the number of internet villains.
While some, such as Bozza, believe piracy is an asset to developing artists, the anticipated fame needs less than a dozen clicks to be thieved for another lazy being’s benefit.
Exposure gained with the help of technology, be it a social network, mobile app or gadget innovation is an opportunity for improvement to the crowd, but its reception determines its value.
Faced with the question of aspects such as accessibility, affordability and even adaptability, the question arises: Does the value increase if it guarantees a claim to fame or rather when it changes more lives?
If making a difference is the goal of technological innovation, how practical is the solution to the society?
Whether online or offline, if it makes lives easier, it will become wanted.
The cost of the product or service, however, is not the real value. The real value is the label it will gain among its users, whether obtained legally or not.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are often the ones who do,” Steve Jobs remarked.
A valuable risk is therefore a difference-making innovation when it comes to the application of technology.
Though intention does not guarantee the outcome, the means of accomplishment becomes the trademark of the solution’s reputation.
That said, innovation is not a destination, but a journey of development.