Saturday, February 7, 2009

Twitter on Twitter

As my community has grown to nearly 10,000 contacts, almost all of them mutual (I follow them / they follow me), I've become accustomed to posing questions and receiving almost instantaneous feedback from many different people all over the world. It recently occurred to me that these questions and answers might be useful and interesting to a wider audience, so I've decided to post them here on this blog from time to time.

To provide a kind of introductory post, I asked my Twitter community the following question:

"What's the best thing that's happened to you as a result of your being here on Twitter? And could it have happened just as easily elsewhere?"

Here are the responses I received:

"I stopped nagging at my hubby for being on Twitter. Decided to join in on the fun instead. So, no probably couldn´t happen elsewh"

"I have met some absolutely incredible, totally amazing folks here on Twitter - Happen elsewhere? Possible, but I doubt it :)"

"I could never have met all the tweeple I've met here! There's no way I would've reached that many in so many places!"

"- great thing about Twitter - hundreds of real connections have been awesome - and helping each other out - give, give, give"

"meeting like minded bloggers. Yes; could have happened elsewhere but Twitter made it easier."

"Hard to imagine running across someone from Prague here in Tomball, TX otherwise, Bob! I love the worldwide range here."

"The best thing about being on Twitter is getting some great insights for my biz fast. It would take longer outside it."

"great question - I've met some really interesting people whom I might not have noticed on other social networking sites"

"I met @barefoot_exec and decided to join her incredible mastermind group. I have met some amazing people thanks to Twitter!"

"Meeting up in real life with tweeples I'd never meet otherwise ... enriching friendship."

"Here's my "best thing that's happened to me on Twitter"... . I'd love to hear others' stories."

"I've had some amazing Twitter stories, but my SanDisk story is the biggest. Just posted on @chrisbrogan's blog:"

"Oops I missed the question. For me I might find my Girl Friend in here someday, I am trying hard.. lol"

"No single thing, but lots and lots of small epiphanies over a very short period of time. Twitter = knowledge accelerator for me."

"Best twitter monent(s) - Learning new things about space, interacting with ppl I read/listen to."

"The people! That's the best part of Twitter"

"Best about Twitter: Meeting & networking with twitter colleagues around the world."

"what ever it is be assured it would have happened MUCH slower................."

"Hello. Best experience has been (virtually) meeting (genuinely) friendly, helpful , generous people. And the random tourettes bol"

"one more place for my like-minded psych and tech folks to hang out!"

For me, Twitter is a giant Rolodex full of interesting people I can call on for help and advice anytime of the day or night, engage in lively and insightful discussions, or just hang out with.

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1 comment:

Winifred said...

I met my current boyfriend on Twitter! Sorry I missed the original tweet!