Zen of Tweeting. Soren Gordhamer is the organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, which brings together staff from tech companies with neuroscientists, Zen teachers, and others to explore living wisely in our modern age.
Mashable readers can use code 'Mashable' for a discount when registering. Tweeting is easy. Tweeting and using social media with balance and effectiveness — not so easy. Zen teachings have much to offer those of us who wish to make our time on social networks more rewarding and productive. We all have days when we engage social media with a focus and sense of direction that enriches our work and life.
Below are the top four Zen lessons to help you get the most positivity and productivity out of your social media experience. 1. “In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities; in the expert's, there are few.” – Zen Master Suzuki Roshi It seems that more and more people are claiming to be experts of one kind or another, and many of them are using social media. Why People Use Twitter. What drives people to tweet?
According to the “Consumer Internet Barometer” from TNS and The Conference Board, 41.6% percent of Internet users who used Twitter did so to keep in touch with their friends. In addition, 29.1% used it to update their status, 25.8% to find news and stay updated, 21.7% for work purposes and 9.4% for research. Men and women both used Twitter primarily to keep in touch with friends. Secondarily, men were interested in finding news and women in updating their status. Users under age 35 were more interested in broadcasting their status than their senior counterparts. The average Twitter user interacted primarily with friends and family. Next-most-popular were celebrities, bloggers, TV shows, co-workers, brands and journalists. More women interacted with friends, family and celebrities than men, but men were more likely to follow bloggers.
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He is the author of the book Wisdom 2.0 and the organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference. He is @SorenG on Twitter. It doesn't take much skill to tweet — you simply type what you want to say in under 140 characters. But while the barrier to entry is extremely low, tweeting well is something else entirely. I’m sure we all follow people who consistently offer enriching and insightful posts, and about whom we think, “Wow. If we consider tweeting to be something of an art form, then what are the characteristics that make for "good art" on Twitter?
1. “The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity; For this reason, he has integrity.” – Tao te Ching Telling people how knowledgeable we are about a subject or bragging about our achievements via Twitter is generally a sign that we are out of alignment with the tao, which is often defined as “the flow” or “the natural way.”