Should we be Thinking not Tweeting?
This post began with a brief exchange on Twitter with @RebelBrown, @heykim, @lttlewys & @MarshaCollier. Here’s a recap.
It was a provocative question. It joined forces with a thought of my own “Tweeting is fleeting”
Thinking and writing have a longevity to them. It’s so easy to Tweet. It’s almost thought-free. Tweeting is a freedom. Instant gratification. Wait for your phone to pings RTs. It’s almost a game.
Tomorrow, or just 20 minutes from now, will anyone recall your tweet? A humbling thought. Tweeting is a sugar coated candy.
Tools like Storify do extend the life of a Tweet, but the value of Tweet is not the question here. What’s the value of time? What is the opportunity cost of Tweeting?
Which Produces More Value?
- Thinking time
- Writing time
- Tweeting time
Tweets are easy and addictive, but what is their long term value?
For me Thinking/ Writing trumps Tweeting. They are the foundation for new growth and new ideas.
There’s a time and a place for Tweeting – Once you’ve done your thinking and your writing.
Ask yourself – “Should we be Thinking, not Tweeting?” – Look me in the eye. What’s your answer? Do you take time to reflect after Tweeting? Are you missing a trick?
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