I had the privilege today to interview author and Ecademy founder Penny Power on the Internet Business Blueprint podcast. In 2010 Ecademy will celebrate their 12th year anniversary as a premium business and social network. To learn more about Ecademy sign up for a free account and see if this community can help you accomplish your objectives: Join Ecademy
I wanted to share a few of my notes from our conversation as Penny Provided some really great insights concerning the social web.
I. The distinction between institutions and networks using two acronyms
1. C.S.C. for Institutions: C = Closed S = Selective C = Controling
2. O.R.S. for Networks: O = Open R = Random S = Supportive
I found this idea very enlightening and as Penny explained the concept in greater detail, it became apparent to me why so many mainstream businesses and organizational institutions such as governments and academic institutions have struggled to bridge onto the social web.