Phemonmenal. Unbelieveable. Astonishing. Amazing things fill you with wonderment.
Many things on Twitter are also amazing.
Or are they?
You see that word a lot. Everything new is amazing. Seeing the word amazing in a tweet generally causes me to raise an eyebrow.
Because it’s simply overused and applied to things that are not. At least not for me.
But I guess I can admit that some might have a lower threashold for what’s amazing, and that’s ok.
“One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”
A set of links on a wiki page is not.
Watching someone battle cancer with courage and grace, in spite of everything, is amazing.
Meeting your network at a conference is not.
Watching a child take their first step is amazing, watching them learn something for the very first time, that’s amazing.
A Glogster poster is not.
Being unselfish enough to run up a staircase in a burning tower to save your countrymen despite the odds that you won’t be making the return trip, well, that’s about as amazing as amazing can get.
You only have a 140 characters.
Reserve those 7 for something of meaning.