This is an interesting idea from @SeanEClark – have joined his #tribe – but not sure yet if it’s right for me.
Very happy to share interesting posts – but not quite comfortable with Triberr’s automatic tweeting of posts. Would prefer to receive tweets telling me of new posts; this would give me the opportunity to read them and RT or not as I felt fit – that might also give the RT some verisimilitude. While I trust Sean to write interesting posts, I wonder how large the tribe can get before you find yourself auto RTing posts that you don’t agree with.
Also, feel that it might constrain the way I write my blog posts. Normally I write for my own pleasure, if other people like it then that’s a bonus. However, now that I am a member of a tribe, I find myself wondering whether other tribe members will like what I post and appreciate having a link sent out under their name without any sanction. That’s a form of peer pressure – and I don’t much like peer pressure of any sort (hence why I am a freelancer not a corporate animal).
This tribe-sharing of content is an interesting development in social media distribution but I suspect the simple mechanics of the system disguise much more complex social (tribal) issues.
Watching with interest (perhaps the tribe will eject me for questioning the system – sociologists would call it group protection).
PS: Please feel free to add your views – are you in a tribe (or a sociologist), would you consider joining one – or does it effectively turn tribe members into #bots?