Yesterday, one of my friends said that he needed some help to find himself a part-time job in the bay area and if I know someone who could help him land this. He wants to shift base from India to the US so that he can run his start-up. The only people I know in the bay area are on Twitter. Now, given this situation, I want to explore if I can leverage these connections on the virtual world to help my friend in need.
Now this raises a few questions which I will seek answers for by trying to help my friend in need –
- Do people connected via social media really connect with each other? Will they be as inclined or open to helping their connections/friends/followers as they would one of their friends whom they know personally?
- Do people really want to connect in the real world or are contented to just stay connected virtually?
- If yes, Can we create a business model out of this to make money? How can this be enabled via technology?
Maybe I will have some answers, post my bid to help my friend..