Micah March 25th

When Tweets Collide

Just to get the self-promotion out of the way. Follow me on Twitter.

Today, I experienced three different aspects of Twitter, each one that I absolutely enjoy. Lets call it Shout Outs, Props and the Dozens.

The Shout Outs:

Our community is highly intelligent and giving.

Darren Rowse, who I met at SXSW, and runs a pretty popular blog called ProBlogger, tweeted that he was under the weather, and asked for submissions. In about 20 minutes he had 73. They are all posted here:

@CleverUserName A tale of resurrection
@jdevalkPageRank sculpting – Siloing and more
@ajvchuk Yep these are my Twitter friends….
@frankmartinFocus Groups – Part 4
@mjkeliherThe Shankman FTW: Facebook failing as favorite Web hub
@ninjapoodles Life In The Slow Lane–WITH CHICKENS
@travelrantsTips for a healthy and Safe holiday
@johnhoodCats, Jelly Babies, FeedBurner and an iPhone wallpaper!
@spyjournalWindows Home Server and SBS2003
@eMom Facing the Empty Nest of My Blog and My Brand
@jdrohn74Ways To Knock Your Competitors Cold
@joetechHow to Replace a Broken Screen on a Casio Exilim Z60 Camera
@ColinWalker Social media – when real life gets in the way
@VultoorGata, Blogovat s-a incheiat (Romanian)
@45n5Affiliate Rapping
@markcoruk We are on Reuters
@myrnaweinreichBreath With Eckhark & Oprah On ‘A New Earth’ Chapter 4
@cmiddlebrook 6 Months in Business – How Am I Doing?
@theunguruWhat Tool Do You Use For Reading Newsgroups?
@ianternetI dont do any sort of video blogging
@MartyJQuery Types – Figuring out Keyword Intent
@sduffyphotosHow To: Multi-Shot Panoramic HDR Photos
@WingnutSEO helps everyone
@splitbrainMy Photography Equipment
@mrscrumley Highlight Number 2: Atlanta Children’s Museum
@radix33 Being Reciprocal
@deege15 beer factoids that will make you look smart
@shaicogginsSigma EX 30mm f1.4 DC HSM
@cdhintonMac vs PC
@PSPrint_TrishLet Sleeping Husbands and Cats Lie
@CaseStevensHow To Write Great Email Follow Up Series
@micah#1 Rule of Running From Zombies…Dont Look Back
@moneycoachGood Friday: economics and cruxifixions
@deborahcarraro The Everything Outside Nature Challenge
@megfowlernine things
@DebNg 35 Accessories Made from Recycled Materials
@remarkabloggerWhat Twitter Does for Me
@chris24Why Turning Off Comments Would Suck
@TwisterMcUbuntu is one Geeky OS
@MWGblogPodcasting – It’s a Community Not an Industry
@sorenjEven at the risk of being heroes….
@ikaronet How To Replace Cable Television With Internet TV For Free: A Real Evidence
@trib Real commitment or lipstick on a pig?
@amypalko4×4 Sources of Writing Inspiration: Unpopulated Places
@TomRoyceWhy Banks Need To Work Hard Communicating With Potential Foreclosures to Avoid Serious Damage To Homes
@uberaffiliateThe Mindset Of A Millionaire
@theotherdrummerHow to manage less by reducing more
@blantoniousSuccessful Social Media Marketing Requires Personal Involvement
@jenniferchait 60 Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Spring
@EverywhereTrip The Great Ocean Road
@digitalfilipinoCreating Valuable Free Prizes to Boost Success Chances
@andrea_r25 New and different ways to use WordPressMU
@idesignstudios6 Phases of the Web Design & Development Process
@GrantGriffithsThe Pros and Cons of Working from Home — Revisited
@soultravelers3Kid’s View of Florence!
@waltw Pairing Coffee and Cigars: Science or Serendipity?
@cashflowcoAre You Ready, World Math Day is Coming?
@GorillaSushiNew Media Attention Whore
@queenofkaosAre You a Perpetual Student? WHAM Podcast #6
@sijtBe the Jerry Springer of Blogging!
@arobertsBest broadband deals in the UK Market
@fsechzer How To Buy A Home Without A Real Estate Agent
@AGoodHusbandWhen a Husband Gets Praise and Compliments
@MenwithPens13.2 Easy Ways to Build a Thriving Blog Community
@mrinal_desaiWho is Your Chauffeur?
@Rachelskirts Best Egg Hunt Ever
@tomjohnson1492 10 Alternate Tests for Evaluating Technical Writing Job Candidates — A List for Hiring Managers
@daveatkinsMarketing and Politics
@rachelpulido01Talk about Tuesday – Goals
@ScrapNancyWhy did you loan me money if you think I’m that dumb?
@RoadHog Earthlings — A Discourse on Compassion
@palinodefive years and two months
@carterfsmithDear John, Where’s the Beef?

If you dont follow Darren on Twitter, please do. If you dont read his blog, you are missing one of the great blogs out there.

The Props:

Our community is teaching, learning, sharing and respecting.

Two people that I respect greatly, Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuk, both had inspiring posts today. Each blew me away in different ways. The coolest thing? At the end of the day, Chris gave Gary props on his blog, and Gary returned the favor via Twitter.

If you dont follow Chris or Gary, please do. If you dont read Chris’ blog, or watch Gary’s videos (here or here), you are missing out on two of the nicest, smartest people out there.

The Dozens:

Our community is funny, witty, biting and silly.

Growing up, we played the Dozens. Basically a put down game, the idea was to “one up” the put down you received, by dropping a smarter, funnier, wittier put down. Its been called many things: Capping, Snaps, Getting Clowned, etc. but its the Dozens, dammit.

After another tweet from Jason Calacanis about his attempt to have the most followers on twitter, I finally was annoyed enough to tweet that I would donate $1 for each follower Jason lost to his favorite charity. Man, did I hit a hot button! There was a flurry of tweets, and retweets flying around. Some were really funny. Some were kinda silly.

What was the end result? Jason added about 75 new followers. Makes it even more funny.

If you havent unfollowed Jason, please do. If you do read Jason’s blog or watch him on qik or ustream, you are a lucky, lucky person. And, finally, my dogs are soooo much cuter than his.

(I do have a lot of respect for Jason and what he has accomplished. I just wish he understood the importance of community a bit more. Of course, if you tell him that I said something nice, I promise to send you links to the Tummyblr over and over.)

Twitter is an amazing reflection on people and human nature. You get what you give, and the biggest lesson that I have learned is this:

“Give And You Will Get; Take and You will Get Blogged and Tweeted about.”