I read recently a blog post that stipulated that cities are more innovative than rural areas, and that was because of the number of interactions. Therefore, seems the logical conclusion, social media spaces with lots of interaction should be the most innovative. You can see the post here, referencing the book Where Good Ideas Come From. I haven’t read the book but I hope the thinking goes a bit deeper than what’s on the post.
Yes, good social interactions, whether at a university, or a city, or a social media site, can lead to good ideas, but if that were all that were necessary then Jerusalem or Cairo would be the epicenter of innovation, since they are very old cities with large populations. Clearly, there are major cities where innovation flourishes, like San Francisco or Shanghai, and major cities where innovation doesn’t exist or occurs with far less frequency. In fact it would probably be easier to name major cities where innovation was more likely not to occur than to occur. So clearly it’s not necessarily about a city, or about the number of interactions that matter.
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