Sharing is not new, it’s Human Nature. We share things when it’s relevant, and enriches the lives of people around us.
In daily lives, several times you have a question but do not know who to ask. For instance, you may need trusted advice from a doctor when your child is feeling unwell or need to locate the best places around to buy stuff or eat out. At other times you may be looking for summer classes for kids, or simply tips on staying healthy. All this becomes easy when you are connected to real people and communities around you – and to those who can help you find a good experience, and save you from a bad one.
Technology has simplified this need to share and find information.
Information sharing is said to come naturally to us and in fact some even identify this as an attribute to humanity itself (Kevin Dunbar).
Unquestionably it can be noted that people don’t tend to share their possessions, but they tend to share and expect sharing of information and knowledge. Each of us share to give people a better sense of who we are and what we care about. (e.g.: a Pediatrician who shares information with concerned parents on the well-being of their children, a Neighbor who shares his daily wisdom or a Parent who wants to share his experience of making kids more independent). We also share when we perceive that information or products reviewed can be useful to the recipient (buying an air conditioner, avoiding a particular maid agency, how to pick the right school or how to negotiate a good discount with a builder)
Each of these sharing moments literally shape each of our relationships, as our circle of connections grows wider. Moments become conversations once we connect, and everyone you know well around you is precisely because of the accumulation of these sharing conversations.
For this reason, it is special to say that, ‘Credible Information sharing in reality is the new form of giving’