Comedian Steve Martin got on Twitter two years ago and now has two and half million followers, and enough tweets for a new book called “The Ten, Make that Nine, Habits of Very Organized People, Make that Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin.” Steve says people are actually funnier in their tweets than in person and calls it “a new form of comedy.”
How can we all be this creative online …whether it’s 140 words or 400?
Science writer and blogger Jonah Lehrer in another new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” says to be creative, “Let go!” He says as we get older, we become too self aware, pay too much attention to details, and hold back.
Certainly, technology can help let out our creative side. We have Pinterest to create virtual scrapbooks and Draw Something to play virtual Pictionary. You draw something on the screen of your mobile phone and your opponent on another phone tries to guess it. It’s the top downloaded free app in the world, and is now owned by Zynga.