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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-10-09 07:35 PM
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THE TAO OF TWITTER: The Spirit in the Machine
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By Lama Surya Das

The TAO OF TWITTER is like a standup comedians good one liner, haiku poetry, and the old fashioned singing telegram rich with the magical power and incandescent immediacy of nowness, which is part and parcel of the power of Tao. People are genuinely feeling this invisible yet palpable pulse, its heartbeat the ambient chatter of hyper-connected mini-commentators and 24/7 viewers surrounding us all on a level playing field. This river of participatory being-in-touchness helps an increasing number to experience being part of ongoing public dialogues theyve long been struggling to access in a traditionally stratified and hierarchical media environment reflective of society-at-large. Side by side rather than top down, social networking opportunities amplify and strengthen the possibility of virtual community and mass action today; whether for good or ill time will tell.

Full article: http://surya.org/wp/?p=113


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