So, how do you bring together groups of like minded individuals in to create a mini social network within a larger one? Easy, you get someone like Jeremiah Owyang to make a post on twitter linking back to his blog on how conversations have moved to twitter then asking for a microblog roll via comments. This results in an explosion of twitter friendings going back and forth across the microblog-o-sphere giving everyone the ability to tap into and expand the social networking community that has developed within the twitter social network.
To see how one person could trigger such a movement and that so many different individuals with interests that range from academics to PR to social media can find each other because they all have 1 particular friend in common is astounding. Since about 10 this morning I have gained 24 followers and promptly followed them all back. I will continue to track the resulting friendings from this one action as well as anything new I learn from these new fritters and see how far out this reverberates. If there are others interested in doing the same or sharing some of the results of this new wave of friendings, please comment! I love doing collaborative work, especially online.
p.s. you can find me on twitter here!