Twitter is a medium of conversational direction and a discovery platform for the text and conversations that matter.
With all of the horrible things we've learned through the Internet about suffering in our world lately, this is a video about the simple, powerful joy of people around the world singing together.
"In China people tweet on t.sina.com.cn and among the most avid tweeters is 'Minister Wu'. Yes, for real, he is a government official, but not quite ministerial ranking. "Still, a government official who openly tweets is a novelty here and naturally, Minister Wu - as he is affectionately referred to by fellow tweeters - has... Continue Reading →
"Many of us who have been following social media since the early 90s are very sensitive to today’s exponential growth in usage of the sharing web. "Inspired by other cool real time counters, Social Media Industry Head, Laurel Papworth, my own Rise & Rise of Social Media presentations and various ‘cool’ videos (you know the ones)... Continue Reading →
"What someone says can represent varying levels of value, whether it is an opinion or expertise. Who you are connected to is also important. We are judged by the company we keep. When combined, actions and relationships create a foundation for social capital."
"At a minimum, Twitter is an extension of each one of us. It feeds our senses and amplifies our voice. We’re connecting to one another through shared experiences creating a hybrid social network and information exchange tied by emotion and interest. "While Twitter provides the technology foundation, it is we who make Twitter so unique... Continue Reading →
I know the pendulum spirals between "information wants to be free" and "information want to be expensive" and I think we come out at a more expansive level most of the time. It's just that the exclusionary approach makes me nervous.
"A few days ago I started reading The Last Child in the Woods. It sparked in me a sense of panic and guilt about the amount of time my daughter spends outdoors connecting to nature, getting fresh air, and exploring. I decided I wanted us to begin exploring our surroundings together. Even if our immediate... Continue Reading →
"Improv Everywhere has executed ... over 100 different missions ...over the past nine years in New York City. For our latest mission, over 3,000 participants downloaded an MP3 file and pressed play simultaneously in retail stores in Midtown Manhattan. "Other missions: Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride,... Continue Reading →
From TED Talks: With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) "Leadership is overglorified.... It was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader. So, as we're all told that we should be leaders, that would be really ineffective. If you... Continue Reading →