The concept of social media circles of trust has caused me to revisit my Three Types of Communication post from last June.
I was dealing with trust issues in my life when I wrote Three Types of Communication. In the previous six months I had made many bad choices inconsistent with my long-term life goals. I felt I could no longer trust my own instincts.
In the eight or so months since I wrote that post I have….
Met new people through social media like Twitter who support and encourage my strengths.
Found it interesting to meet people face-t0-face whom I already felt like I knew through on-line communication.
Realized accurately accessing someone’s trustworthiness face-t0-face goes much quicker when you have known them on-line.
Learned to trust people I meet on-line who have street cred.
Together with my wife began to form circles of trust with many of the people we have had communication with on-line.
For those who fall inside my circles of trust…
I am more comfortable relaying on written communication.
I am more willing to use rich media communications forums even for complex business discussions.
I absolutely love spending time with you face-to-face.
I’d be interested to know if the level of trust you feel with someone influences the communications mediums you are willing to utilize with them?