Monday, September 27, 2010

More impressive confirmations

Recently, the good people at Netprospex issued a Social Media Report, offering a comprehensive look at the business usage of social media in the U.S. and in a wide variety of fields.

The report ranks cities in the U.S. where businesses are most active on Twitter - here's a look at their methodology:

We first grouped business people into geographic areas based on the locations of their companies. We then calculated a Twitter Score based on the average number of Twitter accounts, tweets, number of followers, and number of users following.
A high twitter score means there is a large percentage of business people within that city using Twitter.
I am very proud to report that Wilmington, Delaware is #10 on that list!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Things I've learned over 10,000 tweets

As I write this, I have posted 9,967 "tweets" or messages on twitter.

I've been on Twitter since January of 2009 (thanks to Whitney Hoffman!) - and some of you are reading this thinking, "yea, I hit 10,000 tweets ages ago" (I'm looking at you, Maya) and others are thinking, "Wow, don't you have a life?" (you know who you are).

As I cross this little milestone, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the lessons I've learned so far in the twitterverse.

  • Most people really do want to help others
  • Most people are kind, generous, and care about their community
  • You Can't Fake The Funk!
  • Transparency can be a truly beautiful and good thing
  • Most politicians, corporate drones, and bureaucrats have an intense fear of social media
  • The exceptions to the point above are the kinds of people I really want running things
  • I can learn more about breaking news from 5 minutes on twitter than 30 minutes of TV News
  • Almost every experience is better when sharing it with friends
  • I am unbelievably fortunate to have gotten to know SO MANY wonderful people and I am so very grateful to have all of you in my life!

These are just some thoughts off the top of my head - care to share anything you've learned?