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November 12, 2007

Learning from the master

Micro-blogging tools like Twitter re-introduce the master-apprentice principle that emerged with the development of guilds in medieval Europe. The tool allows the apprentice (in the case of a public timeline this is 'the rest of us') to follow 'the master' in all the steps he or she cares to share. You learn by seeing how somebody else does things, with little explanation and lot of example. A point in case is Loïc le Meur, who is showing how he is setting up his new venture Seesmic (which is actually a 'micro-vlogging' tool)

- Seesmic 'follow us'

There is no preset curriculum or anything, just the fact that Loïc was successful before.

Posted by Almar at 03:43 PM | Comments (0)