If you never used twitter, don't worry and skip this. Or open the page, skip all the names and scroll all the way down for a quick briefing.
Dear loose connections,
thank you for the frequent or occasional live energetic conversations. I so appreciate your effortless beingness, you mirroring, and co-creation with you. Your virtual friendship and real trust mean a lot to me. So I hope you enjoy your chosen twitterfriends as well.
You know who you are. Thanks to http://mytwitterfans.com everyone may know. Want to see the whole long list?
@sourcepov @frankspencer @urbanverse @rotkapchen @sifowler @mikeriddell62 @memeticbrand @ambercadabra @spirospiliadis @luziata @richardhmerrick @blogbrevity @mason_mem @suzieis @skirrid @worldmegan @maverickwoman @tedxmelbourne @tim_hurson @open_intel @jonasthanatos @minutrition @suzemuse @rootcapital @yukiekoda @japanistic_com @alfred_smith @technoshaman @thesuperfluid @abstractisme @danieldurrant @leifutne @davidahood @correlationist @sabinehaas @rosedeniz @billycripe @webiversity @edwardharran @alshebil @chuckblakeman @jumpthecurve @venuex @onlywhatican @kareanderson @openworld @petervan @grahamhill @prem_k @futurescape @so_you_know @philmccreight @heathervescent @cole_tucker @royatkinson @shelhorowitz @tetradian @worthyprojects @socialcapitalma @openmythsource @webisteme @noeyesquareguy @kshameer @carlabobka @klaitner @wikileaksbot @ransfuturetrip @gohsuket @stuartdotnet @kim_bruning @copernicc @3keyscoach @nadinetoukan @eduardoortiz @sylmobile @umairh @pandemonica @gabrielshalom @meghanmbiro @achimmuellers @hemantmmehta @jennifersertl @matthiasberlin @monk51295 @dominikwind @newcommglobal @chiefunlearner @skap5 @stellaworld @gallizio @bgamall @ccesetti @wwjimd @kharmabum @anapalaciov @gideonklok @amanda @flyingbinary @noamkos @sebinomics @lauraleeauthor @teachingwthsoul @gregoryjrader @briggzay @ajpapela @ddrrnt @doriantaylor @salhir @mgusek555 @promotewebsites @jonmatonis @wimrampen @siddmishra @toughloveforx @casudi @sibylleito @tedxnaperville @keirholl @zards @jenjarratt @yogeshmalik @astagge @taterann @sebpaquet @rickladd @analpoet @venessamiemis @krcraft @martijnlinssen @yurikageyama @nurturegirl @davidholzmer @judittokyo @carribugbee @dougald @tom_peters @markwschaefer @futurechat @marcio_saito @alphalo @slboval @filtercake @kristinalford @stuartcw @celt_athens @united_people @valenciaray @cocreatr @trustlibrary @astrolib @annemcx @creatvemergence @debraulrich @johnfmoore @officialjobhome @ingenesist
So you cannot explain twitter, why try?
Imagine: a hundred-or-so years ago you had used a telephone and liked it and then visited neighbors to tell them about this amaaazing new technology. How many would be getting it? Augment your rave with a spontaneous pencil drawing. How many would get it?
Back home, feeling fatally failed, you call one of your few friends who got it and already has a telephone, to lament your fate among apparent blockheads. As your friend hears with whom you talked, he exclaims, "I know A! Get him on the phone! Now!"
As you meet A again you wise up and only tell him his friend B wants to talk to him. "Where?" "At my place. Get your shoes on and come over."
Will he get it if you hand him the receiver and beam at him, "for you!" Will he know to say even, hello?
Remember learning to ride the bicycle? What inspired you to try, despite the risks? Yes, you saw others doing it and having fun.
So, how do you get A to talk on the phone to B who is invisible, yet patiently waiting to hear his friend?
Would the same work on twitter?