I’ve never met Tim O’Reilly. But after following him on Twitter and watching his talk from the 140conf, I hope to meet him sometime soon.
Tim starts about a minute into this clip. I really enjoy his insight about Twitter, publishing and communities.
Here’s one of several great lines:
“And I think that [is] one of the lessons here for anybody involved in Twitter, and particularly anybody who’s thinking that Twitter is going to lead them to the next media empire. You see these people saying, "I could have millions of followers and have such an impact.” That’s really not the point. The point is to figure out how you can add value to the community that you’re a part of. That’s really the secret of social media. It’s about amplifying a community.“