“Still wondering why Twitter is called a social networking site and not an anti social networking site”- @moarcaffeine
My first thought was YES! More often than not I find that when I am in the company of other people we all have our nose in our phones. Usually Tweeting and/or Facebooking (rarely making emergency 911 phone calls like in the olden days). Gosh, how I miss the olden days…
Now, let me be perfectly clear, I do not do this on dates. Nor do I do this while having a meal with my parents. Or any other occasion where I am expected to be social for that matter. You know, the face-to-face variety dinner party, wedding, what-have-you . Phone is always in my pocket or purse in those situations. Always.
But then my second thought was WAIT! I have met some of the coolest, smartest, most fun people on the planet through Twitter. Some I have even harvested real genuine legitimate relationships with.
As a 30-something in a career running a family business with little to no contact with people of my age, I have found Twitter to be a way to stretch beyond my home-grown social circle. I am LEARNING and DOING and REACTING in ways that I never could before. It still blows me away that I can build real friendships on Twitter with people with similar interests. It’s like what Match is to dating, Twitter is to befriending!
And I would love to kiss Jack Dorsey himself on the mouth as a thank you.