How Many Fingers Do You See?

October 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Do you remember the movie Patch Adams. Robin played the role of Patch Adams who was a doctor that brought the power of laughter and smiles to bear on the medical community. Part of his route to becoming a doctor and understanding the value of positive attitude was spending sometime in a mental institution. A recurring theme is Patch being shown 4 fingers and being asked “how many fingers do you see?” Eventually Patch looks past the fingers and focusses on the old man. In the process he sees double the number of fingers.

There are a lot of people out asking the wrong question in a effort understand what social is. The questions are centered around What is Twitter? How do I do it? If these are the questions that you have been asking, look beyond the platforms and see the purpose. The purpose, of course, is to see the person on the other end of the platform. Why? Because they are asking to see you.

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