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Truth? After my own personal experiences with tango, I realize that "bigger" isn't always better..

Sooo.. any group that I'm involved with these days - I'm not really concerned about bigger, faster..

I think I've mentioned before how Zappo's service culture is something worth looking at..

In fact, that's why they were acquired by Amazon.

No, it wasn't because Jeff Bezo's had a hankering for adding a line of shoes to their inventory. It was their attempt to assimilate the cultural DNA.

But are they really succeeding? and more importantly what lessons do they offer us in growing our own tribes?

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Saw that you met Joel Com. Joel published a book some years ago called Internet Family Fun which included a piece on a weekly updated story series that I did called Mike Rofone the Roving Reporter. He's a great guy.
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@jycmba

When I first got on Facebook I thought it'd be cool to accumulate the maximum number of 'friends.' Off I went till I got several 1000.

Problem was my feed was inundated with stuff I didn't care about from people I didn't know.

One day I decided to unfriend everyone I didn't know. I got down to something like 200-ish.

Now, I get updates from people I know ... and care about ... and am interested in.

I have Cheers tagged in Netflix and watch it from time to time just to remember what's it like to be in a place, "Where everyone knows your name."
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@Belew - y, it's interesting.. that's what it was like for me in tango. People would occasionally come up to me, and act like they knew me but I was like.. "er, hi.."

(Keep in mind that I'm pretty private with introverted tendencies..)

Like many things it was a blessing and curse.


@Newzmonkeys - very cool, y, he's one of those rare cases where you weren't disappointed with meeting him in person!
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@jycmba It's good to meet in person.
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Who is the one person that if you do not see them in X amount of time, you begin to feel like somebody has been missing from your life?
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
Those whom I feel the connection.
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