The Official Birthplace of Twitter…

Posted: February 17, 2011 in New Posts
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The Birthplace of Twitter

The UnOfficial Birthplace of Twitter

You may have heard the phrase, “…you never know where lightning will strike”, right?  Well, the same could be said for innovation – you never know where innovation , or the next great idea will be born that will change the world.  I was intrigued to recently learn that the idea for Twitter was born at this intersection between a couple of friends who had just spent the evening hanging out, listening to music, and socializing with colleagues.  The original idea was scribbled onto a scratch piece of paper and the rest is history.

I think that communities that encourage, and foster new ideas, creativity, as well as lend their economic development a culture of support will be birthplaces for innovation.    I was doing some research while trying to learn the new OFFICIAL Twitter account for newly elected DC Mayor Vince Gray, who demonstrated his social media skills while handily beating his much younger opponent (who’s maybe 40 years younger) and effectively using Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and other media strategies very effectively.  In asking questions, I learned that it was possible to learn who was the first actual Twitter user in the District of Columbia.  Imagine that.  Being able to find out who the very first person in the nation’s capital was to use Twitter.  An intriguing task, I must admit.

Visual Data Growth of Twitter

Visual Data Mining Reveals Key Info - DC's 1st Twitterer!

Hat’s off to you @nanek, for being a true pioneer!  You were the very first Twitter user in the nation’s capital. Even if you don’t officially get the credit you deserve, we know who you are.

By the way, do you have any other important insights into the future we might need to know about?  Any new technologies, or game changers that might help businesses become more competitive, or agencies become more efficient?

If you do, then I have a few employers who might want to talk with you.

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