140 Characters Conference; Exploring the Disruptive Nature of Twitter

Twitter represents a technology platform, sustaining ecosystem, and evangelical community that facilitate not only a behavioral transformation in how we communicate and define online relationships, but also represents a fundamental shift in how we listen, share, participate, and learn. For many, Twitter is the catalyst that is inspiring individuals and organizations to discover and observe the real-time conversations and activity that affect perception and influence action. While Social Media has existed well before Twitter, its innovative, instantly gratifying, and seductive spirit is forcing the evolution of networks and applications across the Conversation Prism and the Social Web.

The lessons and experiences that transpire on Twitter humanizes our voice, transforms how we discover and share information, and connects us to an extensive and empowering contextual network that serves as the foundation for education and inspiration.

At the very least, we’re learning that cultivating and sustaining relationships on Twitter is defined less by our ability to merely participate in conversations through unstrung updates and public @’s and instead, prized by the personality, wisdom, and value we invest into each tweet as well as spotlighting notable insights of those we follow.

Our education spans a lifetime as long as we believe we have something to learn.

On June 16 & 17, I’m joining Jeff Pulver to organize and host the 140 Characters Conference (#140Conf) in New York. The conference will explore the effects of Twitter on communications, relationships, celebrity, media, advertising, politics, and social good.

The #140Conf will indeed feature a cast of 140 characters who will individually share their unique experiences, theories, discoveries, and creations in a motivating and rousing forum. We will leave informed, encouraged, and united as we focus on a greater mission of helping and guiding our respective communities to a higher state of social literacy through enriching and meaningful engagement.

This is an exciting time in which we live and we’re truly looking forward to seeing your avatar in real life IRL at the #140Conf.

Register here.


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  • Annalie Killian

    This sounds fascinating and well done on the cast of 140 characters….lovely alliteration. I am producing a Convergence & Emergence Festival of Ideas in Sydney 24-26, and making Twitter very much part of this corporate experience.

  • jennifer

    I think this is a great idea. It is a good way to let others share their stories and experiences and let others learn from them. I think the Twitter population has sky-rocketed, and I think it will continue to grow. People love that they can “follow” their favorite celebrities, get breaking news updates, and communicate with family and friends, all on one Web site. Twitter is also helping raise money and helping save lives through donations and fundraisers. I think it is a great way to get any information out, whether it is about how to prevent people from dying from malaria or what you ate for breakfast that morning, information is flowing through the Twitter universe.

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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