Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Twitter Word Association Game: Collaboration, Communication, Community

I have been doing some thinking about and writing for my forthcoming business website. The words seemed to be a little too flat, however. I therefore threw a few words out to my friends in my social network on Twitter and asked them to play a word association game. Below are my lists of (1) who contributed and (2) the words/phrases/ideas they contributed. Thank you everyone for helping me out!! (Names are twitter IDs as opposed to real names.) What do you think of when you see these words? Please add your thoughts to the comments!

Collaboration

Game participants:

@cindi
@yankeeincanada
@chadrogers
@laurenpressley
@strnglibrarian
@ellbeecee
@jambina
@BirdmanDodd
@sirexkat
@manx203
@younglibrarians
@lalunablanca
@RickWollf
@grasshopperlibr
@dmcordell
@klagden
@frymaster

Results:

Google Docs, sharing, brick, online, excellent work done quickly, wikis, knowledge, partnership, connecting, team, people working together, group, brainstorming, lots of post it notes, password protection, jazz band, people, sharing, team, time consuming, discussion, disagreement, the exquisite agony of shared songwriting

Communication

Game participants:

@jambina
@grasshopperlibr
@CanadianBeauty
@cspin
@RickWollf
@dmcordell
@ColleenCoplick
@arthus
@wizardElite
@rlangdon
@mak506

Results:

knowledge, miscommunication, people, conversation, message, meme, story, dialogue, exchange, telepathy, interface, api, i/o, mind-sharing, mind-swapping, speaking, work, flow, cooperation, relationship, connection

Community

Game participants:

@sarahmcconnell
@HighDef
@strnglibrarian
@younglibrarian
@EdenSpodek
@arthus
@dmcordell
@tojosan
@cspin

Results:

a caring place, place where like-minded people are/can meet, association, brotherhood, colony, commonwealth, nation, neighborhood, populace, public, residents, society, state, family, help, smiles, friends, Twitter, "front porch", more than just knowing folks, it's about mutual support, even if we don't like each other all the time, peers, colleagues, co-workers, neighbours, local, virtual, diversity, ecosystem

Thanks to everyone for participating!!

Seriously cool image from Flickr courtesy thegoldguys.blogspot.com and www.lumaxart.com.

4 comments:

crispin said...

That was fun!

Sandra Findlay said...

shared success

Connie said...

Sandra:

A great addition!

Crispin:

Thank you so much for participating!

And, I see some more ideas from my friends on Twitter. I will bring them over here later on today.

Thanks everyone!!

Cheers,
Connie

Connie said...

More suggestions received via Twitter:

@moneycoach collaboration: friendly. productive.

@babyfishfel re: collaboration - teamwork. greater good. cooperation.

Thanks folks!