Something has been on my mind lately. Well a lot of things have been on my mind but I’ll write about one of those things today. It’s the idea of sharing, particularly with the social web.
Many of the people I interact with in this space all agree on what we, as users who are passionate about the web, need to be focusing on: educating, teaching, sharing information. For many companies, they are still trying to figure out how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the like can help business and engage consumers.
I was having a conversation with Shannon Paul last night at a TweetUp for Jeff Pulver‘s 140 Conference in Detroit. She was telling me about an idea that she had to bring downtown companies together and really begin educating everyone about how the internet and the social web can help businesses. This is a blossoming idea…hopefully more to share on that later.
On another occasion, Jason Falls was presenting to some folks at GM and he gave us his strategy for Twitter, “Share good (stuff).”
I’m amazed at the quality of people that I’ve been able to meet because of Twitter. Each and every one wants to make a difference and educate others. For those of us that make a living in this space, I encourage all of you to continue with that mindset and share the good stuff. We all know that the internet isn’t a fad. It’s going to continue to evolve the way we communicate with each other. We have an opportunity to continue educate people and companies and build community.
In this spirit, I wanted to remind of you what’s happening in Detroit on October 20. The 140 Conference will be happening at The Fillmore Theatre. This conference has the opportunity to make a lasting impact on this community. What is the story you want to tell? Do you know someone who has a great story? This conference has been about how the web has promoted change for good and made a difference. If you already have experiences on how the social web has helped you or if you’re just remotely curious, register today! A lot can be learned at this one day event.
What do you know? How are you going to share it? Have a great weekend everyone!
UPDATE: I just saw that my friend Dave Murray just posted this on his blog…dare I say great minds think alike?