Always rebellious, plus just not geeky enough, I did not have a cool iphone or a cute apple laptop (my laptop is now embarrassing) to tweet from, so I went old school and took real written notes. I thought they all made sense at the time, but combing through, not so much. Nevertheless, I could easily enough pull out my 140 words of wisdom and observations that were worth writing down and now typing out in a list. Actually, it almost follows the overall wisdom of Twitter; if you can say something worthwhile in 140 characters then it’s just not worth saying. It had to be really worth it for me to write it down by hand!
I should add: some are direct quotes, some are my jumbled version of quotes, some are my observations and some are just notes to me! I don’t claim to know anymore where the grand wisdom can be quoted from as I mangled too many names!
Hence, I give you my 140 bits of wisdom gleened from the #140 Twitter Conference in NYC.
They are, of course, all under 140 characters!
The world is beginning to suffer from ADD: nothing but talking points, sound bites, 2 minute of YouTube Video clips, 140 characters!
Risk is the basis for all things worthwhile.
“Expect the Unexpected and whenever possible, BE the unexpected.”
The secret of social media is to add value to a community. Ones role is to be active and weave a community.
Links are the currency that drives the internet.
The power of passed links is growing at an exponential rate of speed.
Organic search has passed its heyday.
Google, Facebook and Twitter are the Holy Trinity of the internet.
I don’t know what Google Wave is and I should.
Bit.ly is my friend because it can measure the clicks.
The web has new meaning because of real time now; no longer static.
Real time streams are a new form of representation of data.
The governments of the world are leaning to be more personal by bypassing traditional media and talking directly to people.
Human connections happen one person at a time ( but I knew that)
Twitter helped change the perception of public diplomacy.
Israel’s General Consulate is a very cool guy and I love the way he says “Twitter”.
Much like in interior design, eclectic collections work together because of the interests in them.
You become the center of your community because you are the center that holds it together
First new word to throw about and sound good saying: community ecosystem.
All ecosystems should be diverse, but can fail if one part of the whole leaves.
Humans like to be on the computer while they watch TV.
Second new word to throw about and sound good saying: Electronic mob.
I’m still confused by chaos theory and it always makes me think of Jurassic Park.
Amusing statement: Human beings have been confused since Nimrod.
The internet is reversing the curse of the Tower of Babel. Will God be angry?
Eavesdropping is the new babe watching.
Conversations go in patterns.
Twitter is a quarterback.
One should listen for the point of need.
It’s better to offer solutions than point out problems.
Conversational listening is a good skill to have.
We need to give the speaker value.
You can gather information or tell people that you care.
Bet no one asked for the ROI of the telephone.
The social contract has changed.
Rick Sanchez has a very loud voice.
Ann Curry is way way more than a “happy face pretty anchor”
“The world is changing and we are not keeping pace.”
The United States and Iran have experienced the same movement for change.
Fact checking verses reporting on pure social media; the question remains of how does it all come together.
Reporters have an obligation to check facts.
Video needs much less fact checking.
OMG I freaking love Ann Curry.
A brand can be authentic. Diva Discount is authentic. Authentically me. Or one of me.
Twitter is the tool to reinvent journalism.
Journalism is not a product, but a process.
The audience is becoming a collaborator.
Third new word to throw about and sound good saying: Crowd Sourcing
No needs the critics anymore to tell them what is good, or do they?
“The tragedy of the commons”; I still think human beings have the tendency to act like lemmings which can be a bad thing.
Critical mass equals the millionth monkey which can be a good thing.
Google is one giant transaction engine.
Google destroys relationships because people do not care where their information comes from.
Fourth new word to throw about and sound good saying: Behavioral Advertisement.
Measure the cost to reach people.
People want breaking news constantly.
Are the coders at the New York Times the new journalists?
Trust in sources equals truth in most people’s eyes.
There is no 240 West 57th Street.
“If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.”
Conversations happening on Twitter, but the facts are NOT going on Twitter ( but I am not sure what this not means!)
If you only follow 140 people, you make sure they are 140 experts.
I like it when other people use the word “gleen”.
Spell check does not like it when I use the word gleen.