Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Current Social Media Observations

For the fun of it I excavated some quotes about listening and gave them a twist of lemon.

"When people tweet, listen completely. Most people never listen.” — Ernest Hemingway

"Bore, n.: A person who tweets when you wish him to listen." — Ambrose Bierce

"I’ll defend to the death your right to tweet that, but I never said I’d listen to it!" — Tom Galloway

"An actor’s a guy who if you ain’t bloggin’ about him, ain’t listening." — Marlon Brando

"Just because I didn’t do what you told me, doesn’t mean I wasn’t reading your tweets!" — Hank Ketcham

"If tweeting is silver, then listening is gold." — Turkish Proverb

"Many attempts to communicate are nullified by tweeting too much." — Robert Greenleaf

"Seek first to understand, then how to blog about it." — Stephen R. Covey

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something." — Wilson Mizner

"I heard ten thousand tweeting and nobody listening." — Dylan

"I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention." — Diane Sawyer

Dialogue, not monologue, is a critical component of success in life, in marriage, in our careers and even in bringing about world peace. The best part of Twitter, Facebook and Blogging has not been the tiny little soapboxes we get to stand on, but rather the surprising relationships that have emerged through this experience. Thank you to each of you who has shared a bit of yourself with me. I've enjoyed getting to know you.

Have another great day in this adventure called life.

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