There's no cost to become a member, no lengthy contract to review. Within seconds of signing up, you have instant access to thousands of your peers, countless blogs and discussion groups (updated multiple times a day), videos, photos, and other forms of content relevant to the restaurant industry.
Let's face it. Each one of us has a limited amount of energy to devote to social networking. The choices keep expanding, but no one is handing out more time. You have to choose where to focus your efforts. As foodservice professionals, it makes sense to have an online destination that delivers on three key needs: 1) connection with other industry professionals 2) information relevant to your industry 3) opportunities to develop and broadcast your voice.
It's the working together part that really poses the greatest challenge.
That takes effort. The members who really fuel this network are tremendously dedicated to the process. Blogging, commenting, discussing, and collaboration takes time. Those of us who have invested ourselves in FohBoh are starting to see returns. Fresh connections, a broadened perspective, new ideas, expert advice, community support, validation, inspiration, as well as controversy, debate, and rebuttal.
FohBoh is the collective brain trust of the emerging 'socially networked' restaurant industry, a virtual repository of ideas and experiences that is deepening every day. It's time to reach out and make some new connections, to build new 'neural pathways' between our members, and stimulate the thought exchange on FohBoh.
To all of you have made a new connection, updated your profile, submitted a blog, or are just getting your feet wet with this whole concept of a social network, I want to personally thank you.
See on FohBoh, you