One could change the world with one hundred and forty characters. ~Jack Dorsey, Twitter originator
@redbird Having a bad feather day.
Where’d that name come from anyway?
The creators wanted a name that indicated speed or urgency. They brainstormed names like “twitch” and “jitter,” but then tripped over the word “twitter” and thought it was perfect.
Short bursts of inconsequential information and bird chirps.
I don’t think they had a clue as to how it would take off.
No pun intended.
Some of the twitters, or tweets, are indeed inconsequential.
“I can’t find my keys.”
Which may not be inconsequential for the peep the tweep was supposed to pick up fifteen minutes ago.
Twitter has become so much more than anticipated with 105 million registered users as of the writing of this book.
I’ve participated in poetry parties as well as praise and prayer gatherings on Twitter.
And offline tweet-ups. Where I’ve met like-minded friends like Tami and Toni face-to-face.
Twitter is another online mission field.
And a place to share information, grow, learn, inspire, and encourage.
And be taught and inspired and encouraged.
It’s an instant messaging and microblogging tool.
And a writer’s boon for learning to say much in few.
To reduce a thought to 140 characters.
Twitter is about delivering high impact in few words. This platform will challenge you to be clear and to the point. It will force you to drop the clutter and focus on your mission . . . With a provocative statement and an attached link, you have the opportunity to bring someone into an experience that could change his or her life for eternity. ~@stickyJesus p. 145
Maybe not change the world.
But changing the world begins with the one.
@redwing Dude! Meet me at the King’s Wing. Great buffet here! #chowdown
What is your favorite thing about Twitter?
Let your words be few ~@stickyJesus
Note: This chapter also includes a “Twitter 101 section” with hints, tips, and resources for effectively using the site
Linking up with Michelle Sarabia and friends as we walk through this book together.