I find it amazing that many businesses, organizations and schools are not on Twitter. Once a profile is set up, it can be referred to by its handle (username). I like to think of a Twitter profile like a business dynamic business card.
The only way that Twitter will get better is if more people, businesses and organizations begin using it. Once everyone begins learning the Twitter vernacular and etiquette, then they can start having some very interesting conversations. Ideas can be shared. Connections can be made. And it is fast, too. It is the constraint of 140 spaces for each message that gives a certain elegance to Twitter.
What I find most exciting is that Twitter makes it possible to communicate with people who would otherwise be unreachable through conventional means of communications. In the future, I can imagine a class that teaches students how to communicate effectively with Twitter and other social networks. We’re really just in the initial years. Regarding Twitter, imagine how common it will be in ten years.
Since I have blogged every day for one month now (Whuhh? There’s no WordPress 1-Month Badge?), I have gotten to the point where I cannot end my day without having blogged. It’s the same with flossing. I suppose that puts me in the category of ‘flossing blogger’ or a ‘blogging flosser’. The day just doesn’t feel right unless I blog.
During the first month, slowly I have become acquainted with a few other blogs; and, I have been learning about the people creating those blogs. I write the word “slowly” because it takes time to read other people’s works. There are mannnny blogs on the web. For example, check out the stats of how many WordPress sites there are right now. So much time, energy and passion goes into these works that I do not want to rush through anything. That would be rude.
Everyone is sharing something. It could be that a moment catches their attention. Maybe there is a feeling to explore in words. Maybe there is a new method of doing something that needs a step-by-step explanation. And what are the tools available? Words. Images. Sounds.
Around the world, my fellow bloggers share their voices; and, eventually, people read, look and listen. It is so simple and quite beautiful.
A few of my fellow bloggers:
Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
The Daily Post
A Mom’s Blog
Sparkle and Color
Words ‘n Pics