April 20, 2009

A Milestone. A Singer. A Memory.

One Million

So Ashton got a million and news agencies and bloggers reported on it. Now what? It’s interesting that if you look at the “celebrities” on Twitter – they follow very few people and those they follow are other “celebrities”.

What will this do for Twitter? What will this do for you?

One Hundred Million

Susan Boyle is a 47-year woman from Scotland who – until a little while ago – few had heard about. Today, over 25 million have watched her performance on Britain’s Got Talent and some say it could reach 100 million.

Ten Years

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific mass murder at Columbine. If this was an isolated event, we may be inspired that things have changed. But just over two years ago, there was Virgina Tech. Four years ago another one in Montreal.

What is our inspiration when an actor/comedian reaches a million followers on a social networking site, or an unemployed women shows the world she can sing, or precious lives are cut short?

Perhaps it shows we get caught up in tools, we all have talents, and we must never forget.

Inspiration is not always from a positive experience. Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of sources. It inspires us to change or do something or improve for next time.

I’ll take stronger security measures in our schools and more stories about underdogs over someone trying to reach a number – but that’s just me.

What inspires you?

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