I did indeed attend the Got Social Media Conference at the Houston Technology Center this week… it was Awe-SOME! More on that later… One of things to come out of it is I FINALLY set up a Twitter account. I have ony had it a day so I am not addicted yet and I really don’t have anything interesting to report, but I will keep you posted. I did however read a VERY interesting blog on Global Neighborhoods this morning. Its a pretty amazing example of Social Media – its just a conversation between people who more than likely don’t see each other very often – supported by technology. Its authentic, its passionate, its informative, honest, kind, criticizing, and solution based… check it out…
January 25, 2008
An Open Letter to the Twitter Guys
To: Evan Williams & Biz Stone
RE: Fix it before we nix it
I am a huge fan. You are two good guys. Twitter is the most addictive thing I’ve experienced since I quit smoking in 1987, and it’s so much better for my health. I have built a multinational circle of friends because of Twitter. We care about each other even if many times we have never met.
I could extol your virtues at length. In fact, I often have. As a writer, I love the Twitter story.
Late one night, while an exhausted, enthusiastic team slaves away, one absent founder uses the SMS hack to send a photo link of himself gloating over a glass of wine. That photo spawns an epiphany. The hack is more valuable than the company. They give investors their money back and start over again. Twitter is born. The team shares it with a few friends who share it…you’ve heard this part before…
read it here >> (and check out the comments… this is Social Media at work, I am curious the see the buzz around this, this week.)