The week ahead…I’m all a’Twitter

I’ve talked about Twitter before.  Twitter is a very different kind of social network — it is based on micro-blogging (think 140 character text messages to say EVERYTHING that is on your mind…well at least in that moment.  Twitter is a viral phenomenon (just as MySpace was when it first caught on) and there is a lot of discussion about the merits (or not) of this type of instant thought-babble. 

It took me awhile to warm up to this rather unusual way of connecting with like-minded, or not-like minded tweeters and a social networking genius friend of mine keeps pointing me in the direction of staying with it!  When I was at the car show in Detroit earlier this year, it was really exciting tweeting at the launches as news broke. Standing in the media hordes, I can’t tell you how many conversations I had with other media about out Blackberrys, iPhones, etc….but I digress.

This past week, I became a bit enamored of the viral rumor…very fast-breaking trend news on innovative new products, new marketing strategies, on medical findings, on anything and everything Obama and economy.  And in the midst of this, I started noticing real pops of innovation.  The market is so tough right now, that anyone who wants to make it through with their businesses intact must become insanely creative with meaningful innovation. 

So I’m now on the prowl.  Next week, I’ll be hosting our Blogging Boomers Carnival and intend to have an assortment of interesting and unusual websites and blogs for you to explore.  But for the rest of this week, I’m on the Twitter-hunt for innovation.

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