Missing the Point of Social Networks...and other things

Jeremy Zawodny: "If you really think that Friendster, Tribe, LinkedIn, or any of those other sites are going to survive doing what they're doing today, you're really smoking something. However, if you think that also means the technology isn't worthwhile--that the notion of modeling social networks in software is a pointless exercise, well then you're really smoking something good. You couldn't be more wrong."

True. This reminds me of a tendency I notice constantly and have been meaning to articulate: The inability to see others evolving (companies, products, people), even though one's own vision is all about oneself (or company, or product) evolving.

Come to think of it, this is a corollary to one of my favoriate truisms: We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions.