By Anne Kjaer Riechert, a 2010-12 Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University, for social media week
A while back, during my applied field experience in Silicon Valley as a Rotary Peace Fellow, I was having coffee with a computer scientist friend at Stanford. I had to rather embarrassingly confess to him; “I just don´t get Twitter!” Why would anyone want to follow my life and reflections 140 characters at a time?
My friend explained to me that while Facebook is for friends that are now strangers, Twitter is for strangers that should be your friends. And I finally realized the power of social media is not just in ‘who you know already,’ but in the connection between people who share an interest. Continue reading