Narratives, Knotworks and Authentic Networks

Networks are not the same…

Transition Consciousness

It’s not just data, information and knowledge which flows through social networks, but narratives. People motivated by power can therefore control a network through narratives which support their views of reality and sow false stories which they wish to impose on others through command-and-control. This is the shadow side of social networks, which I call knotworks – networks with ego.

The squiggle of Knotworking The squiggle of Knotworking

Platitudes such as the need to move from competition to collaboration have to be examined closely, and the intention of the speaker detected, not just the words uttered, since those who speak about collaboration may still have a competition mindset, and therefore still be using and abusing narratives in order to exclude others who for some reason they may feel threatened by.

Facebook did not suddenly turn us into yogis, Buddhas, angels and saints. There is a big difference between social networks and cultures. Cultures may…

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