Nov 5, 2003
On Mavens and Connectors or How Ideas Spread
Tipping point a book written by Malcolm Gladwell talks of two kinds of people who when they connect together can help ideas to spread (interestingly Gladwell started off by trying to do research on how epidemics spread)...
These two kinds of people are:
mavens - People who know things more than other people
Connectors - People who know lots of other people (more than average)
But interestingly the internet and social software can erase the differences between these two types of people :-)
On the net mavens can become connectors, when face to face interaction is not necessary:
Check out this article !
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