Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Twitter can be vapid

But there's meaningful shared-thinking happening. It's not the whole show, but it energizes my work and my thinking around it and my real-life conversations.

Sometimes it feels like a time-waste and compulsion. Sometimes it feels like isolation masquerading as connection. Sometimes it feels like energizing. Today, at this moment, it feels energizing.

Later, I'll share - or, [gag reflex] tweet - some 140 character nuggets from Wes Jackson's mind-blower of a lecture last night. I can't wait. Most people will miss them or ignore them, but those shared thoughts may shape/inform/enrich the thinking of so many cool people doing amazing work out there. We're participating in a huge conversation. That's still exciting to me.

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