Friday, 18 March 2011

On the value of Twitter

Last Thursday (March 10th) was my one year Twitterversary. I have been active on Twitter for a whole year and, though I could wax lyrical about its professional benefits and its importance as a medium, I have a short analogy for those who would say that Twitter is a waste of time.

A book is a waste of time. If all you do is look at the cover, a book is a complete waste of time. But if you open it up, if you read the words and discover the meanings, if you take notes and engage with the ideas, if you grow to feel for the characters and the people inside, if you involve yourself in the palace of words inside it, then there isn’t a book on Earth that is a waste of time. 

With Twitter – like a book – the more you give, the more you get.

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