Exit Before Tweeting
by Adam Goodwin | 2014 | Last Updated: May 12, 2014
The words ‘twitter’ and ‘tweet’ are mainstream these days. Using these phrases with many North Americans will usually elicit a response where the other has somewhat of an idea of what these phrases refer to on the social web (if not, visit www.twitter.com).
Recently I came across a poster that said:
In case of fire, exit building BEFORE tweeting about it.
This is somewhat humorous. I thought, if I saw flames, why would I tweet about it before leaving the building?
Then I really began to think. Have I ever done something similar? Has there been a circumstance where, before the invention of Twitter, I would have likely reacted immediately, but now with Twitter, I first tweet/update the social web about the event then react?
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Have you ever tweeted about something before reacting to it in-person? If so, comment below and share your story. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @adam13goodwin.
If ever in a fire, please exit before tweeting!
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom and virtually in Canada, and is a proud introvert and silent leader. He has travelled to nearly 50 major and global cities around the world, and has worked with universities, consulting firms, and sports organizations. He has family and friends in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his travels, work, projects, and thoughts on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog (click on the bottom right-hand corner to sign up for weekly email notifications).