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?