I remember about a year and a half ago, I was reading a blog, and this dude was talking about twitter. I wanted to be a part of the cool crowd, so I signed up. I didn’t have any friends…I kind of stalked a few people. The technology kind of fascinated me.
I was just getting into the swing of twitter when I went to TX on business. I thought it was great that I had a few friends in the tiny state of TX that I followed on twitter.
At that time, I was a bit of a novelty. It received little to no media attention.
As time went on, I developed a network of people with whom I interact regularly. Though I’ve never met 99% of the people I follow on twitter, I consider a few of them friends. As in, if I were in the area, I would DM them and we’d probably meet up for dinner, or coffee. You get the idea.
I follow a diverse group of people. Some of them have the same interests/passions. Some are leaders of the church today; some are people who live in Philly who love the city; some are fighting human trafficking/child slavery. Some are just everyday business people with whom I have connected after reading about their lives in 140 characters or less.
My friends think I’m a crazy person becauseof my twitter addiction. One person threatened to unfriend me on facebook if I divulged the details of a night that we were out.
I don’t use twitter because Oprah told me about it. I’m not trying to take over the world. I’m simply using a tool that increases interactivity between people who would otherwise not know one another.
What about you? Do you tweet? Add me as a friend: missdeneen.