Coevolution in Social Media

posted May 31, 2011, 3:40 PM by Stirling Morris   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 3:26 PM ]
I love technology, where it has brought us, and where it is taking us.  It is forever changing, forever evolving.  And although there are many lessons to be learned through social media and technological resources as it relates to our personal and business relationships, there is never just one answer.  But, there is always a better answer.  This is evolution.  

Even if you aren't familiar with the exact definition of evolution, the average person, no matter what their personal philosophies and takes on life are, seems to understand, or even better - appreciate, that we all adapt and change.  We grow, we evolve, and we grow again.

Coevolution, however, is the misunderstood, bastard child of evolution.  It is evolution evolving through the changes we experience together; and, for this moment in human history, coevolution is how we are all adapting to technology.  We grow, we innovate, we stand on the shoulders of giants, we innovate again, integrate, and adapt.  Over, and over, and over again, we take the genius innovations of yesterday and today, make them our own, expand upon them, and then evolve again.  

The beauty of social media is that it is the premier gateway of coevolution.  Social media allows us to share without fear.  Through social media, we're not fearful of someone stealing our novel, million-dollar-making idea.  Instead, social media gives us the opportunity to blog, to network, and to create even better advancements by working together rather than greedily apart.  

Not all innovations pop.  But for those that do, coevolution through social media allows us to share with people we never would have met otherwise, expand our thoughts, and evolve together.

Coevolve with me.  I can't promise the newest or most evolutionary thoughts, but I can promise ideas to grow on.