During a recent coffee meeting, I was talking to my “date” about the way that Twitter has dramatically changed how people interact and how exciting I thought that was. He agreed and we were just struck that other networks such as LinkedIn or Facebook had never created the same sort of community opportunities. Let me give you a few examples.
The person I was at coffee with happens to be a social media and entrepreneurial stud. I have been following him on Twitter for over a year and I’m always struck by what he has to say. I read, retweet and favorite much of the content he pushes because it is always on point. It’s always fresh, insightful and helpful. So over the course of the last few months, the two of us have decided to come together and meet. It was incredibly helpful to me (and I hope to him) to meet as we are in similar situations, albeit at different stages. As we spoke, we marveled at the power of Twitter to bring people together. He then asked if I’d ever met another Twitter user who happens to be a good friend of his. I had spoken to this person online a number of times but never IRL (in real life)…until a couple of days ago (depending on when I post this).