It’s likely you have a Twitter account that was set up because everyone else was doing it. Or you may be active and interacting with the world of celebrities, locals and interesting people you find out there.
It’s a tool that can be used in so many ways, and you can find those strategies all over the internet. But a strategy that I have enjoyed for a while is capturing and sharing knowledge. And a great deal of the knowledge you can gain comes from books that you read.
You are either growing or getting passed by in this world where information flows so freely and quickly. And finding ways to continue to read and learn is vital for your own value to others.
So knowing this, I like to refer great books to read either by hardcover, Kindle or using Audible for listening on your iPhone or Android. As you are listening, you can keep your Twitter app open and take notes. This is more than simply quoting the authors you are reading. It is active engagement with the content and putting out a thought, perhaps a headline.
The brevity of the space of 140 characters forces you to think succinctly. It’s a great exercise to run the great written content you are absorbing into your own thought summaries.
You can then review your own Twitter stream for ideas to share with others. You can also use these to spur your thinking for longer form content you can share via articles and essays.
In the connected economy, your value is related to the quality of your ideas. And using this simple strategy, you can funnel and develop your thinking in a leveraged way. You will practice honing your ideas while sharing with the world.
It’s one way to keep growing and retaining knowledge. You can find more details on this process and others to funnel your knowledge in my ZeroInbox book for productivity.
In the meantime, follow me on Twitter here and share what you are learning.