The People Network
Andrew Cornett on Twitter:
By simply having a way to search for people by location and keyword, Twitter connected me with someone that would change the course of my life. It's hard to tell how connecting strangers with common interests on your platform adds value, but I think embracing that type of behavior can really make a long term impact.
When I reached 40,000 tweets sent in January, I wrote:
Unlike most web services I try every day, I have an emotional connection with Twitter. Like an Apple product, the essence of Twitter transcends its commercial nature of social network to become a lifestyle, a people network, which for me is inherently different from simply social.
Without Twitter and the people it helped me discover, I wouldn't be nearly as satisfied both personally and professionally as I am today.