Twitter Allows “Real” Connections. I Defy You to Disagree.

If you believe Twitter is a place where only trivial information is shared, I invite you to read the "tweets" posted by Apple engineer, Mike Lee (@bmf) today. Read from the bottom up. Mike's friend, Vinay Venkatesh (@djgraphite) died today as a result of a motorcycle accident here in the Bay Area. I don't know Mike, but his pain is real and palpable. I can't begin to imagine his thoughts as he shared these updates on his friend's condition with anyone who might be listening. As Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) tweeted tonight, "Who the hell said 140 characters can't make a grown man cry?"

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