Twitter Passport

Laura Fitton’s post on Twitter Village & Shel Israel’s twitterings and tongue in cheek post seeking votes for a Twitter Mayor made me (again) consider the unusual social dynamics of Twitter. In fact, it made me think perhaps we are all cultural exhange students in Twitterville.

Why?
Well, many of us arrive in this village as foreigners, we are all adapting to a networked culture, we are establishing our identities from scratch and as Laura describes, “tribe-finding”. Twitter can be a passport to explore different cultures, sub-cultures, thoughts and ideas.
Jazzydee Twitter Passport stamp

Question is, do you choose to take a Contiki tour of Twitterville (thereby acquiring a heckuvalotta passport stamps) or do your stamps represent more substance, connections, memories, and valuable insights into other cultures? Maybe it depends how often you choose to dip into the conversations, your willingness to learn and embrace new ideas and your confidence to contribute to a dynamic community.

Other posts about Twitter:

Cybersquad Worldview
Sorting Profiles
Twitter Essence (my definition of Twitter)
Twitter Flitter (a web2.ode)

5 thoughts on “Twitter Passport

  1. Andy Piper

    I think – hope – that I’m more on the latter side of your analogy, drawing some substance (and in particular, good connections) from the Twitter experience. I do like the idea that we’re students though… certainly there’s always a lot to learn.

  2. wonderwebby

    I guess there is nothing wrong with a Contiki tour either – it’s a way to discover the sights, and appreciate the story of a city and it’s history.

    Philosopher Laureate? Well that is very humbling Andy
    (actually it made me laugh) – and you can be the Patron Futzer with all that bridge building ;)

    And I just realised “heckuvalotta” worked its way into my vocabulary from Tara Hunt’s post on futzing! How about that.

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