That was a great two hours -- your messages made us laugh, snort and raise our eyebrows. We've now closed the board for entries, but check in next week, when we'll broadcast our favorites!
Someone who has thought a lot about the uses and implications of social media in government, politics and problem solving is Clay Shirky. He tells Scott Simon what's so special about a million Twitter followers.
Social Media Watcher Clay Shirky Talks Digital
Welcome to the party! As Scott Simon approaches his millionth Twitter follower, we're celebrating by inviting all of you to join our 140 Characters Of Fame feature.
Share your best 140 characters in our comment section below. We'll pick our favorite 10 and read them on the air next Saturday, Sept. 19.
Tell us a joke, jot down a thought, post a witticism or send a salutation. But do it fast — only submissions entered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST will be accepted. Leave us your Twitter handle so we can contact you if we choose your message.
Glad you could come!
Some of our listeners question why we're putting so much effort into Twitter and other social media efforts. We like to think of social media as a kind of water cooler; where we can talk to you and track stories or topic trends in real time.
We hope this experiment with Scott's Twitter followers shows the scope of the community these new tools can help us build. After all, hearing new voices is something we're all listening for.
If you'd like to give it a try, start with some tips from Weekend Edition's Scott Simon, Liane Hansen and Daniel Schorr. Heck, if Daniel Schorr can do it, so can you!