"It seems when you give people easier ways to share information, more good things happen"
Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams speaks at the Ted Conference. I have been playing with Twitter for about a month now I think. I still remain unsure of ultimate opinion on it, but Williams makes enough good points for me to keep the experiment going.
The most exciting thing about Twitter is the possibility of real time searches. What are people thinking about whatever it is you are concerned about right now? Granted it is a bit like the problem of documentary film: you can only ever film someone being filmed. Here, with Twitter, it is only what are people who like to tell people what they are thinking about, thinking about X right now. Still, when my film opens, you know I am going to be doing Twit Searches on the hour.
There seems to be four main types of tweeters: 1) the too much info addict - those that share all they are doing all the time; 2) the large conversation networkers - whether it is subjects or activities shared among large groups (mind you in 140 characters or less); 3) the pushers - sellers and marketers that want you try what ever they have; and 4) the curators and referral service sorts that offer up what they found. It's this latter group I subscribe to and follow and so far like where they take me. I can't consume as much that is out there but like the quick hits I get. Williams discussion of the intersection of the final two in social action and charitable giving gives me a lot of hope for the platform.
And in this latter group though, I see tremendous growth opportunity. There's many services that could be provided. I am excited for what the future will bring.
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Sipping on #Hennessy at the #SFIFF Lounge tonight. A lovely way to unwind.
#FromAfar director Lorenzo Vigas at the Roxie Theater. Love that neon. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF
#NationalBird director Sonia Kennebeck, producer Ines Hofmann Kanna and subjects at the Victoria Theatre. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFIFF #WomenInFilm
Joel Coen, Jonathan Turell and Peter Becker of Janus Films and the Criterion Collection and Ethan Coen at the Castro Theatre. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
VR Day was cool. Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
#Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
Such a great night at PROXY with movie-lovers cozying up to see the Ross brothers' #ContemporaryColor. #SFIFF
Love this shot of Jheri Jones, subject of #TheJoneses, at the Roxie Theater. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
Packed out house at the Castro on this sunny afternoon. Stoked to celebrate Janus Films, the Criterion Collection and the Coen brothers! #SFIFF
"Hi, Carlton." Wesley Morris delivering our 2016 State of Cinema. #SFIFF