My initial reaction to people asking me "what is your twitter id?" was to tell them that I really am not interested in telling people what pizza I had for lunch, or who I think will win X-Factor. But recently have been having a rethink...
Well the penny has finally dropped. I realized just the other day why social media feeds matter. For some reason it suddenly hit me: It is about taking part in the global conversation. And most of all it is about listening to what is going on, and training yourself to separate the signal from the noise.
Understandably, a lot of the twitter is simply random noise from people interacting. But amongst all the banality is an important message about what people are doing, what they care about, and what they feel the need to communicate with others. And how can I say I am connected to the digital world if I don't know how to tune in and listen?
Of course, it is also a conversation. Which means I also need to contribute. So please connect to me at @alanwbrown, and plug me into your twitter stream...and let's see if we can check the pulse of the conversations that matter to us.