If you’re involved with creating something, you’ll usually find it’s best to do so without too many distractions. You could say similar to a seed being planted in the earth where the real initial progress or creation is done. A student finding a library or bookstore, a philosopher walking the woods or someone taking a trip to better develop an idea, getting away from your regular distractions or other daily responsibilities.
As evidenced, a typical social network may not be the place for your new idea cultivation:
- Millions are leaving Facebook every month due to boredom, Geek: Not only in the US, but also in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Japan, and Canada.
- Why developers are leaving the Facebook platform, Gamasutra: With the main reasons being lack of virality, higher ad rates, constant retooling, competition, the feed is finite and mobile platforms are the new sexy opportunities.
- Yes, some people do leave Facebook, forever: study, Yahoo News: Among the reasons listed include some respondents saying they were tired of engaging in shallow or banal social interactions, too much of a time sink.
- Workers Say Bosses Cause Them to Quit Facebook, Live Science: Stressing the importance of keeping things separated from work life and private life.
- Should You Leave Facebook? EdgeRank Confusion, Promoted Posts, and Why Small Business Owners Are Exceedingly Frustrated, Forbes: Increasingly crossing that fine line of the ROI just not being worth it and options to move on.
That said, there are times that while sharing something with someone else, you get a new idea from the conversation. Just because it was discovered there doesn’t mean that’s where you work on or implement it. Such as from a social get together, workshop or other external environment.
Once you have your idea, another way to organize and share it is with your own private network, whether for personal or professional environments. Below are a few examples for doing so.
For a few of your activities on the evenings and weekends:
- Friends: Share photos from trips you’ve done and other content of different activities you’re involved with.
- Family: Use to plan a vacation and sharing hobbies you’re interested in.
- Hobbies: Have a network just for your hobby, helping to have a little more focus for all the content and people involved, this includes zero advertising distractions.
- Travel: Plan a trip or new adventure on your own network, store useful websites, blogs, other research content and store photos and videos afterwards.
- Education: Have a network just for your class or workshop, add folders for each subject or topic and include appropriate content in the applications.
- Volunteers: Create a network for a specific project, sharing with others involved and adding relevant actions that need to be done.
Some examples of different professional activities:
- Artisans: Share photos of your work in the Images application, have a separate network for each client and they can review a collection from a slideshow. While doing so, they can add comments for feedback on specific pieces they like and you can add a Newsletter to automatically get informed of feedback.
- Musicians: Have separate networks for different audiences, they can listen to a collection on continuous play directly from your network.
- Writing: Use to help organize research content, store backups of articles or stories and use to get feedback from others.
- Small Business: Organize the many hats and balls you’re juggling with your own network, have a different folder for each project and share the folders with others as appropriate. When they login they’ll only see the folders and respective content you’ve shared with them.
- Startups: Have a network just for your new idea, use to organize research and create sub-networks for sharing content with different partners or third parties you’re working with. Use to share your newest presentations, review actions being worked on and scheduling relevant events.
In summary, while some people seem to be getting bored or what you could call no longer satisfied with what’s available with their social network, others may simply finding other things to do. When doing so, you can use an Odysen network to organize and share it with others as appropriate, giving you a higher quality audience by having a network focused just for your creations and activities.