I've started branching out in Twitter to add people/organizations to my network that are not directly education related. I subscribe to Santa Claus (yes, I still believe), Mashable, Barack Obama, and a bunch of others. I find these additions by browsing the networks of others and from various things I read about Twitter. Anyway, another such find is Jonny Goldstein whom I think I actually came in contact with a few years ago when I was researching video blogging for a Friday 5 list. It's a small blogosphere. Anyway, Jonny hosts a talk show on blogTV (similiar to Ustream) and I took a look at one of his shows recently. There are a few other parts to this which I did not get through, but this episode does a good job of demonstrating the power of Twitter. Jonny's interviewee is Laura Fitton of Pistachio Consulting, and I really identified with the attributes of Web 2.0 apps that drew her to Twitter specifically, being somewhat housebound as the mother of two young children. That very same reason drew me to the internet when my now 9 year old was teeny tiny. This sort of stuff has helped me to work more efficiently and more powerfully because I am connected to people across the globe!