Six Degrees of Clicking (Part 2)

August 1, 2010 at 4:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

We will be discussing the theory in relation to The Cluetrain Manifesto Chapter 5. Wow, I sounded like a teacher. But yes, I will elaborate on the theory my mind blurted out. Sorry, there’ll be no recap, please refer to Six Degrees of Clicking Part 1.

Hyperlinked

The Cluetrain Manifesto is absolutely right, that “the Web literally consists of pages hyperlinked together by the author of each individual.” You might get lost in the jungle of a Web; the difference is that it’s much, much easier to get back on track than in the real world. You can immediately see your mutual friends and might even be surprised that your crush is the son of your mother’s old friend. See? You can track people easily, see them, connect to them and in turn another person might go to your page and get connected to your friends since they are already hyperlinked to you.

Hypertime

You can meet some people fast and talk to them simultaneously. You can connect to employees who are way down/up the corporate ladder through six clicks or maybe less. It is possible to hop until you get somewhere else in the Web. Meet and greet everyone in any part of the world in just a few seconds. You don’t have to go to another country and find out that your friend there is next door to someone who knows another person and so on to get to someone you want to be acquainted with. Simply put, it’s fast. Get it?

Open, direct access

“There’s no standing between you and the rest of the world of people and pages.” Yes, definitely. You can see almost all the content in a page. You can see every contacts and links the page is networked to. You have access to everything so it’s easy to get wherever in any site or any page. You can move from one type of social media to another, you are not limited to just one. This makes your search wider, and makes your people-finding more open.

Borderless

There’s always the possibility of landing to anyone’s profile since anyone can pass on a link basically to any of their networks, unless it’s private but it is a rare phenomenon I believe. The word ‘impossible’ is not even considered. With the Web, there’s no limit to where you could go and what might happen next. Imagine the possibilities, it’s borderless.

*After I wrote the part 2 I thought, this would be a good thesis topic. It’ll be nice to create my own framework and theory. Haha. Or maybe not. 😛

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1 Comment

  1. patpetpitpotput said,

    Given that almost everything is available in the Web, we are faced with the challenge of choosing the things we need and want. We can gather a lot of choices, fast and as you said, ” the possibilities, it’s borderless.” We now have to focus on how we should save time to categorize things easily because as much as we want to have all the things or do so many thing in the Internet, we need to focus first on our priorities. 🙂

    Good luck on our thesis! 🙂

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