The web is filed with hundreds of billions of potential links to people, companies and things. The categorizations of links are in the form of meta tags and key words which enable us to "search" for people and things. Our search listings are driven by rankings of traffic volume and related "search engine criteria".
The web directory of information and people is growing exponentially as more and more information and people use the web for different purposes. Traffic drives traffic and information outputs at rates incomprehensible.
Our link to the world is the web and our world is changing faster than we individually can comprehend the meaning and impact of the changes happening before our eyes. The system of social networking platforms is one more link of information and people.
However the taxonomy of technology used to create social networking platforms is a progressive and significant step towards a more organized web of people and processes which enable us to access people and things more efficiently.The link to our future and its possibilities is accelerated by the medium of social networks.
People's experiences, knowledge and networks are now linked together and facilitated by the medium of social networks. In using the term "link" we must consider its meaning and subsequently the implications of the convergence of ability to "link" to everyone and everything.
The term Link can refer to:
- Reciprocal link, two way links to and from websites, also known as "link swaps", "link exchanges" and "link partners"
- Hyperlink, a reference in a hypertext document to another document or other resource
- Hard link, a reference or pointer to physical data on a storage volume
- LINK+, an online library catalog
- Static link, used in programming languages like Pascal to support nested functions, allowing a nested function to access the local variables of its parent
- Symbolic link, a special type of file that serves as a reference to another file
- Data link, downlink, point-to-point link, satellite link, electronic communications links
- Linked list, a basic data structure
- Linker, a program that takes one or more objects generated by compilers and assembles them into a single executable program
- Links (web browser), a web browser for Unix-like systems
- Magnet: URI scheme, a URI scheme for magnet links for downloading resources via peer-to-peer networks
<link />, a HTML element that is used to link web pages with other resources such as CSS style sheets
- Link (knot theory), a union of separated mathematical knots, possibly tangled together
- Link (graph theory), a graph derived from edges and corners incident to a vertex
- Link (chain), a single segment of a chain
- Link (unit), a British and U.S. unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain
Read the definitions of "link" one more time and think about the systemic reach we individually have using the advancements of social computing technologies. Thinking about having the ability to leverage our link to the world is no longer a futuristic possibility rather it is today's reality.
The ability to efficiently and effectively link to whomever and whatever for any given purpose will accelerate with the introduction of new taxonomies of information that can be search based on user specified criteria that goes beyond the taxonomies of today's powerful search engines. A link to your world will bring new meaning to every aspect of life as we know it today.
Those who learn the power of links will be the leaders of The Relationship Economy.
What say you?