If you really think about it, why did you join a social network? Chances are it’s that you had a desire to connect with friends, family, colleagues, or even meet new people that could bring value to your life. I too joined the various social media tools for this very reason, but have noticed a shift in the way they have been used as of late that is cause for concern, specifically Twitter. In my opinion Twitter was created as an easy way to share content, receive information, and establish a valuable online community of connections; but what good is that network if we don’t continue to maintain it, engage with it, and expand it.
It is all to easy to get caught up in the clique mentality, which I can assure you defeats the purpose of what these tools are all about.
It is this slight shift in my observations that has motivated me to send out a challenge to all of you. A challenge to do things differently and encourage others to do likewise. A challenge to promote inclusion and network growth so that all feel welcome and valued, in an effort to maintain a healthy online ecosystem that looks out for its new or less visible members just like it does its “gurus”, “experts”, and “ninjas”.
Tuesday Twitter Challenge
The challenge is simple really, it was never meant to be difficult. Simply use Twitter the way it was indented for such as sharing content, receiving information, and developing valuable new connections. Step outside of your comfort zone, commit to trying something new, even if it’s just for today. Take the Tuesday Twitter Challenge.