Advances in technology, and the invention of social media networks provide an incredible way to connect with countless people around the world with a click of a button. No longer must we travel from town to town shouting at strangers in order to share our thoughts; now, we can shout at them from the comfort of our own homes!
Over the years, I have used Facebook and this blog as a way of sharing my life with friends, family, and strangers with a depth that would have otherwise been impossible without these connections. Keeping with this value, and recognizing the signs of the times, I have added a new medium to my modes of communication: Twitter.
I realize that it hasn’t completely caught in the way that Facebook has, but with over 500 million registered users and 58 million tweets per day, it’s here to stay. Despite being resistant at first, I have found it to be a positive and surprisingly effective way to communicate great things, with a large number of people, very quickly. In 140 characters or less, multiple times a day, I get messages from people that inspire me, make me laugh, and inform me of the world’s happenings, and am able to share all these things with others.
If you’ve tried it yourself and you like it, follow me @friarcasey; if you haven’t tried it and are looking for an excuse to give it a try, here’s your chance to know something new and say, “A little birdie told me.”