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11/15/2010

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Steve

Tim:

I find it really, really interesting that location seems to be getting less important and more important at the same time:). It is quite a paradox.

This is one reason I am so fascinated by the broader new localism trend. It is very complex and in many ways counter intuitive.

I also think new localism is a powerful trend with lots of business and societal implications.

Timberry

Nice catch Steve, I saw that too, with perhaps a special push and a very sympathetic eye because I have a special connection to Klout.com, and I've seen a lot of other examples first hand.

But I also love the paradox: the world getting smaller, social media, virtual working, the web as a location, all of which are clear trends. If I remember right, your SmallBizLabs trend #7 is the convergence of social, mobile, and cloud computing; which I buy into completely ... and isn't this an intriguing counter example, physical presence making a big difference?

I'm just asking.

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