Why Twitter questions are a gold mine of insights?
Twitter is an under-rated gold mine of discovery.
Yes, I know what you are thinking. I can hear you jump to a knee-jerk conclusion already. Isn’t Twitter a cesspool of unwarranted opinions and unending outrage over all possible topics? Yes, to a certain degree.
But if you have the patience, curiosity and hunger for new insights, Twitter can be a fascinating playground. Especially for founders and entrepreneurs.
Hiten Shah, a founder whose feed is filled with useful nuggets and timely reminders to be kind calls it a playground where adults play with their words.
The culture within Twitter is very unique. It simply lets people speak think openly, ask uncensored and unfiltered questions and get authentic answers (most of the time).
Twitter questions are fascinating because you can sort of tell the mindset of the person asking a certain question.
You can tell a man is clever by his answers. You can tell a man is wise by his questions. – Naguib Mahfouz
One of my favorite activities is observing and filing away useful insights that are often dressed as simple questions on Twitter:
Here are some questions that I found useful in the last 10 days:
Question: How do you file these questions away? Do you use a bookmarking tool like Pocket? Also, do you often return to these questions or reflect on them periodically? I am curious to hear what your habits are around the interesting things you discover on Twitter.