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It's Not About The Tech...

Lance Armstrong, one of the people I admire most in this world, wrote a book called It's Not About The Bike. It is a good read, and I enjoyed the main point he made in it - namely, his life and his fight against cancer are about so much more than how fast he can ride his bike, or how much he enjoys the 'tech' of cycling (or tech in general - check out his Twitter Feed).

I was thinking of Lance and that book when I read Fred Wilson's latest blog post, entitled It's About People, Not Technology. He makes his point by pointing out Twitter, and how it has grown to be more than the sum of its technology - I'm an avid user, and I would tend to agree its importance in the social media landscape is directly derived from the users of the tool that post interesting things. The definition of 'interesting' is different for everyone, but the fact that people are forming ad-hoc 'communities' by who they follow, and their use of Twitter 'hash tags', …