- Read and gather information widely
- Do deeper dives
- Link things together
- Create some sort of response
- Share openly
It’s important that the purpose of these social activities is not to get but to give. It’s not about what your social network can do for you, it’s about what you can do for your social network (and – drawing connections – you’ll find this sentiment at the root of the Tao Te Ching). There are many good things, but at the heart of it, people like you more when you’re helping them and giving them things, and they in turn are more likely to do things that help the community.
Society – and your success – is based on giving, not taking.