Great piece by Ross Dawson about Twitter, and how people can add something to what he refers to as the "global brain" which is a knowledge network that he says will become Twitter News Network.
Very interesting links to other discussions with Gerd Leonhard and the future of Twitter.
Twitter has moved from asking ‘what are you doing now?’ to ‘what’s happening?’, and now describes itself as an ‘information network‘.
**The Twitter News Network is a manifestation of the global brain, in which we create value for others by contributing to the visibility and availability of high-value information.
While many contribute nothing of value to Twitter,
****many extraordinarily talented and interesting contributors are doing what they can to add value to others. It is a choice we make, by how we engage in our social networks.
****If we consider what we can best contrbute to global consciousness, it is very likely the most interesting things we come across.
**The most intriguing, through-provoking, stimulating ideas, whether they be in the form of an article, a video, a conversation, or anything else from the vastness of media and ideas we encounter each day.
**If everyone just shared the single most interesting thing they came across each day, we would all be so much better off.
****This tiny effort would add value to everyone. We could all ask ourselves: What is the most interesting thing I saw today?, and share it, since it would very likely be of interest to many others.