In an abundance economy, built on trust, generosity, and collaboration, the real tragedy of the commons is those who choose to participate selfishly, and in essence, destroy the very thing that they are building in the first place.
Jasmine Starr’s recent issues in the blogging world are one example.
So is Marissa Mayer’s commentary about the photography world.
Many look at collaborative work in social space as competing against the soiling of that same space by the presence of big brands with their ability to pay big money to clog your Facebook feed with advertisements.
However, the real tragedy is allowing the collaborative possibilities to wither under the weight of fears and concerns over Edgerank, “what kind of content should I post,” and irrelevant speculation about an overabundance of noise and chatter.
Collaboration cuts through all of that to the bone of what abundance is at its heart: sharing.
Didn’t someone else bring this up about 2,000 years ago?