According to Google trends, the most searched term on Google is “facebook”.
This means that people are typing “facebook” into the Google search bar instead of typing “facebook.com” into their browser.
This works because the difference between the google search bar and the browser bar is becoming less and less, to the point where people can just type anything they want into a single interface field. In terms of the Internet, “all roads lead anywhere”.
Such is the power of the hyper-connected era we live in. People are able to make friends that they have never met in person, learn things from people without being in a classroom, and share thoughts without ever being on a stage.
Before I started writing consistently about education, technology, and entrepreneurship, I contacted various people through the Internet to gain a broader understanding and perspective of topics. I would ask them questions about who they were, why they were passionate about the things that they do, and where they are headed.
In fact, one connection in particular led to another which led to hundreds more. Now, because of the connections that I’ve built, I’m helping a nonprofit called Student Voice build a very significant web page.
What started out as, “Hey I’m interested in a quick chat to find out more about what you do” turned into “Lets work together to change the world”.
I would have never guessed that I would be here today, working with people that I have never met to see change in areas that we are passionate about.
It all starts with learning to use the connections you have to follow your passion.
The search bar can almost be seen as a gateway to exploration, where the possibilities truly are endless. Or you can use it to get to Facebook.