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Reading about the silk route years after I left the school and that history book, triggered myriad feelings in me.

 

So what was it about the silk route? Was it the trade of luxuries such as silk, satins, musk, rubies, diamonds, pearls, and rhubarb, while simultaneously serving as a conduit for the spread of knowledge, ideas, cultures, and diseases between different parts of the world in China, India, Asia Minor and the Mediterranean ?

 

Or was it something else all together?

 

To me the silk route symbolizes a story, and more than that the deep down human DESIRE of reaching out and connecting with its counterparts in different parts of the globe.


What is it, when a naïve user in a vastly unknown district of a developing country or a third world country sits at his terminal and reads about what’s happening round him?

Or what is when people come together, and form a group and are bonded by a social cause, a vision they share together and one they live on, breathe on, till it becomes a reality.


So, the so-called “Silk Routes” were not only conduits for silk, but also for many other products. They were very important paths for cultural and technological transmission by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea for thousands of years.


A Tribe is about creating value, trust and earning the respect from other members of the community. It is about CONNECTING. It is about facilitating a conversation and collaborating, and a lot more than that.

According to Seth, the market for something to believe in, is infinite !


As I type this technologies such as Twitter, Blogging, Facebook, Triiibes is forever changing the way we communicate and connect and generate intangible value out of the relationship we carve with otherwise strangers.


And once we carve theses relationships, the bonding that arises, will not only facilitate an immense amount of learning ,but also add meaning to our survival , for we don’t and cannot exist in isolation, and to progress as a race together, we must not only add value to our own assets of information base, but also enrich the lives of those around us, by sharing what we learn .

 

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ek

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. 

                            Albert Einstein

 

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In the book here comes everybody, Clay Shirky details on organizing without organizations. In a word or two it describes what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures” .We at Triiibes, Squidoo,Twiiter, Facebook, and all such social networking sites, do just that ;helping people.


There is this interesting case study I was reading about Integrated Hub Model the goal of which is to support communities in developing the capacity and skills to secure and tailor government and non-government resources to meet needs of their community .

On the face of it, it means setting systems in place to help people help themselves. This is what social media is all about. Enabling people achieve more, do more and  become more. There is this Newton’s third law that states that “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”, so if you do good, good eventually comes to you.


From mobs to smart mobs  to flash mobs people come together based on the mutual trust and the feeling to give back what they have learnt back to the space they came from.

To an educated crowd this might mean disseminating information, knowledge and power of educating .To an impoverished crowd it might mean helping others to trot the paths they took, as a gesture of community wellbeing and gratitude towards those who helped them in their path to financial freedom. The point is not what you give, the point is giving itself.


We are in the process of creating  intangible resources  by investing the most valuable asset to any country, its people.As Seth writes,Imagine what would happen if each of us at Triiibes could take such initiative and educate people around us about social networking, and these educated people could in turn educate more people about our role in community services and creating this service model.Ideas that spread win, infect someone this year, Touch a life this year.


Social media for me :

The other day I was beaten, low, and in my dip , and I was enthralled at the way my friends at Triiibes pushed me . Isn’t it amazing we do not know each other ,might not even see each other, but we are all binded by a single cause , and that is what summarises what a tribe is all about .



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ek


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