Sunday, November 22, 2009

Twitter, tweet, twondering

At some point a few months ago, I finally gave in and started playing on the playground which we all know as Twitter.

Yes, there are plenty of social media experts (proven axiom: for each new social-media tool, the number of social media experts multiplies by some number larger than I can represent here) who will help you make a million dollars in the next four minutes. That's not my point.

This morning is a good example which illustrates my reason for writing this post.

Kay Ballard (@kayballard), a smart lady who also has a wit which is both sharp and kind, seems to be active on Twitter during the crazy time, those hours prior to dawn but long after the bars have closed. We exchange tweets now and then, mostly when we are both awake while most of America is not. There's a comfort in knowing one is not alone.

We connected this morning.

I also pinged Saul Kaplan (@SKAP5) and was able to get his agreement that there should not be a limitation on the kinds of questions we pose. Answerable questions and rhetorical questions are both necessary for the richest experience.

It is fun to talk in little snippets to folks all over the place. The brevity breeds familiarity.

End of story.

1 comment:

Rick Hamrick said...

Hey Rick--thanks for the comment on my blog. Looks like we have a lot in common :-)