Facebook would love you to think it is still a social network. And they would also love you to believe that they have their finger on the pulse of your potential customer. The lie is, Facebook is no longer a social network. Facebook is an advertising and marketing platform to billions of consumers globally.
I am not going to SXSW this year because I don’t need any more ideas or any more connections. What I need right now is business. And there are “some” opportunities to get business at SXSW, but primarily it is for networking and getting to meet new people and socialize with old friends. It’s a great time. At this moment in my life, however, I am not in search of good times. I’m in search of the way, the path, the call to action that will match up with my call to service.
There was a small group of friends in Dan’s room when I arrived. “Dan Jones” it said on the paper sign on the door. I saw the names of friends in the guestbook who had visited today. And the room, warm with love and strong flowers was comforting and solid. Dan’s bags were packed for his journey, but there were still a few people left to bid adieu.