Making people and ideas findable
Here's an interesting factoid: According to a recent study, Indy ranks #44 (on socially connected cities list), behind such powerhouses as Des Moines, IA.
I know very little of the methodology used in this study, but I still think its implications are important. I don't think it (necessarily) matters how many (i.e. quantity) Hoosiers have "LinkedIn" accounts, but I do believe that the density and richness (i.e. quality) of social-network connections is an emerging phenomenon and a metric that deserves attention, even action, as it is an element of our infrastructure.
Social media have a direct and profound impact on our local economy.
I also believe that climbing this list, as inane as it may be, could have a dramatically positive on Indy's brand; and improving our social-media connectivity will also improve productivity of our local business, arts, educational and civic institutions.
I hope to see our local business, community and government leaders focusing more on this area in the near future.