I love twitter. The network/platform/medium brings people together. It’s not about telling other people that you just had a sandwich, it’s about communicating with different people from all over the world at the moment, not any time later but at the exact time. When you stumble about something on the internet, when you see something that others could interest or if you sit on the subway and have an idea, you can share it with others.
Why? Because I love sharing. I quoted the following statement on QUOTE.fm:
It is more than true. That is the reason why I take part in this whole web. You give and you get and you come together with the most interesting people. I share a lot of tweets, mostly I mention people in these tweets. People, who could be interested in these things. Or basically I know that these people are interested, because most of them think the same way like me and they share.
Just today, for example, I wrote this tweet. I know that @jkleske likes coffee and @studiohzwei doesn’t like coffee but tea. And this coffee & tea maker concept by Bodum makes it possible to prepare both at the same time, so by this @jkleske and @studiohzwei could enjoy their hot beverage at the same time. Brilliant!
Twitter Stories is exactly about that, only better: making things possible. There is a guy who needed a kidney, he tweeted it and got one. Another one saved his mother’s book store from becoming bankrupt. One guy challenged Lance Armstrong. Beautiful, interesting stories. There are a bunch of these. And I am looking forward to the second series.
“Today we’re launching the first in a series of Twitter stories. Read about a single Tweet that helped save a bookstore from going out of business; an athlete who took a hundred of his followers out to a crab dinner; and, Japanese fishermen who use Twitter to sell their catch before returning to shore. Each story reminds us of the humanity behind Tweets that make the world smaller.” (via blog.twitter.com)
I think it is a really nice idea. And it makes twitter likable that they originated Twitter Stories themselves.
Thank you Martin, for sharing it! :)