Experiments in Social Media Number 2, Part 1: Conversations with Power

You know what I love about Twitter?

Before Twitter, the world was different.

Before Twitter, it was difficult to interact with people interested in the same things as you without leaving the comfort of your desk. Especially if they lived on the other side of the world from you.

Before Twitter, you couldn’t get updates of sweet quotes, bite-sized inspiration, tips on what’s happening in your area, or real news from people you actually wanted to hear from – all in less than 140 characters, all on the platform of your choice.

There’s always something new and exciting going on, the community is alive and bubbling with so much to share. Step away for a few minutes and you would have missed 175 Tweets from your beloveds… Or just Kanye.

But what’s more – and what it all boils down to is, you can engage with anyone you want to. People you would never really have the opportunity to reach without it. With Twitter, it’s possible to get business advice from the most successful businessperson in the world; or approach a leader in your industry for help on a project; or – if you’re really bored – even ask a footballer what he had for breakfast.

The barriers have been broken down; Are you taking full advantage of this?

My next Experiment in Social Media is a celebration of the limitless potential of Twitter for you and your brand. This experiment involves befriending celebrity and power – just to see how much is possible.

The challenge:

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually want to be best friends with these people.

In a broader sense, I want to flex the biceps of Twitter.

How far, really, is my personal reach?

The method:

I’ve asked around and have compiled a list of  power-players, celebs (and ah, a politician) suggested by you, as well as those who I just wanted to stalk…

Did I say stalk? I meant talk… to directly.

The Process:

So over the next few days via Twitter, I will be initiating conversation with each on my list and seeing if I can inspire a response. By the power of Twitter, will we connect?

The Result:

Let’s see, shall we?

Jill Ruthenberg is Communications Specialist for Wisdom London, and is a true believer in the potential of Twitter. She may or may not also have a bit of a crush on Justin Bieber.

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One Response to “Experiments in Social Media Number 2, Part 1: Conversations with Power”

  1. […] this month I shared with you about an experiment that I wanted to do on ‘conversations with power’ via Twitter. The idea came about partly as […]

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