This is The Creative Age we’re living in, and what made it possible was the birth and growth of the massive maze of interlinks that is the World Wide Web. The Internet is a world online, and it has revolutionized the ways we think, how we communicate with one another and how fast that happens.
We have access to more information at our fingertips right now than we’ll ever be able to use up in a lifetime, with more information coming in every second of every day. So what will it take to navigate the rapids in all the torrential rivers of information available out there and make it?
One thing mentioned in the Demos paper was knowledge-based economics. Knowledge is power. Knowing how to generate it, understand it, and make it work for you is another kind of power, as is being able to simplify that knowledge to help benefit the general population.
Think of your favorite websites. The artists, creators and writers of those website have messages that resound with you, otherwise you wouldn’t visit. Think of all the websites out there, and their all niche-readers, their subscribers and followers and fans. What with all the information out there, it’s not just the people who come up with it, but also the people who can link it in useful ways that are going to stand out.
A knowledge worker is a very real thing, even if the social scientist still argue about the exact definition of one. When you see the lattices and intersections of the data out there, when you understand how they connect and function and make that information easier for other people to ‘get it’, you can be considered as someone who works with knowledge.
Think of writers like Seth Godin and Chris Guillebeau…they do that for their readers. And when your readers, or fans, get it as well, they will follow you. Continue reading Everyone’s A Knowledge Worker: Thriving In The Creative Age