For reasons why people like me love the microblogging service, check out this video, which was created by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. After “he asked his following — through Twitter, of course — to reply with the reasons they love the popular social network, more than 100 people responded in the first two hours…”
Another article that came out this week praising Twitter’s interconnective nature is “Radical Interdependence and Online Telepathy: How Twitter Helps Us Find One Another.” This one, for obvious reasons, is inspiring to me, not only because it highlights NOLA but because on my last trip home I met with it’s featured personality Evelyn [aka eve11]. Much like the author’s encounter with Evelyn, mine was also inspiring. We talked about her tsunami survival, writing [she described blogging as writing to people, not the page”], New Orleans, and her plans to share lessons in social media with the Bywater neighborhood. I even donated my OLPC XO for her to have more machines to work with. I certainly wasn’t using it, so why not?
In fact, we connected on Twitter to discuss this exchange minutes after I tweeted this. One month after that tweet, here she is tweeting on my XO!
If you’re still not getting what Twitter is about, go read Palmer’s [aka @TRUE] article on Evelyn! It speaks of more of these “telepathic” moments, which to me demonstrate a wonderful fusion of web 2.0, genuine people, and a passion for place.