Last night I treated myself to a night out at the cinema to see a unique documentary about Twitter. I wasn’t sure what to expect and ended up witnessing something magical.
“Twitter can’t change anything, but people can.” – Seriously, it’s true. This is a line from the film, and what the film does really well is show how Twitter can make things happen. It’s no joke. The film looks at how lives connect and intersect within Twitter as real life events evolve. These are real moments in time shared between real people, and the value of Twitter must never be minimized. The film shows how real things happen: from a homeless women, Anne Marie Walsh, who uses twitter to find a home (and she does) to Janie Krums who tweeted a picture of the US Airways plane after it plunged into the Hudson River and turned Twitter into a news source, to a Domino’s Pizza employee in Chicago who posted a video apology to a customer who had received unsatisfactory service, to Jeff Pulver who has made a living out of stories told that are created on Twitter and lead to real life opportunities. He says his conferences are “absolutely about nothing until a character is discovered”.
If you understand the value of the deep connections made through Twitter, head over to Twittamentary’s web site and download the film. All proceeds go to charities.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post and all thoughts are my own.