One of the refrains when using online networking portals [ like LinkedIn and openBC ] is “Just because we can connect, should we?” Some have even asked the question many of us are too afraid even to think aloud “What if everyone got connected to everyone else?” Apart from the fact that alone time is precious [ “me-time” like Oprah raves about ], one cannot even begin to comprehend what would happen if we all connected just for the sake of being connected and having someone’s name on our contact list.

It’s great to be able to check my contacts list and find the right person for whatever it is that I was looking for, but having everyone on that list would be awfully boring.

Above thoughts based on this post on Tom Peter’s blog.