First, ideas were conveyed with single word grunts. Next, ideas were delineated by fables and stories that were hardly more than a tweet. Then came novels, treatises and tomes. Now, each idea is quietly being hyper-linked to billions of other ideas in uncountable contexts.
In the past, these were six degrees in the social network of space and time (update: 4 if you believe the world of digital networks and this report). Now, there is really just one link separating any two people: net access.
World was round. Then the world went flat. It is now inverted.
For you who are viewing this, survival is a given, inquiry is indexed and sophistication is in deciding when, where and how to make your next digital footprint.
You are a producer of one, potentially trading with the entire world. But you aren't trading money, ideas or information in the new social network.
You are micro-trading emotions.