Ask yourself this about your best friend: what is he or she worth to you? I know – silly question. After all, our friends don’t really have monetary value. What they provide is measured in emotional support, perhaps a more varied perspective on the world around you, and maybe a great system of checks and balances with your own perception of you and the worlds around you.
I got to thinking about the fallacy of measuring a friend’s worth as I read an article last week on a marketing study. In my mind, social media in many forms isn’t about the traditional measures of ROI. After all, if the point is to engage people in conversations, much as with one’s own friends, the ROI isn’t really quantifiable in traditional terms. But let’s see what you think. Continue reading