On Learning to Use Twitter for Good

This week I was writing over at the (In)courage summer book club, sharing the four-part story of how I became an early employee at Twitter, Inc. and wrote Twitter for Good.

Check out the four-part series below.

To get you started, here’s a teaser…

I went to Kenya to climb a mountain.

It was the end of 2006, and I had spent the previous nine months on a dreamed-of adventure: traveling the world, and writing about it. In nineteen countries, I did exactly what I wanted to do – and nothing more.

I trained for my first marathon on a two-week cruise across the Atlantic and skydived in South Africa. I trekked to the base camp of Mt. Everest. I spent months on Indian beaches, and fulfilled one long-held dream when I boarded the Transiberian Railroad in Mongolia, bound for Moscow. (It was dusty, though, and a day later I jumped off. I flew the rest of the way.) I read 100 books, and no one batted an eyelash. I lived for myself, and for no one else.

Kenya was the last stop on my tour and despite my poor experiences with altitude sickness on Everest I was dedicated to climbing Mt. Kenya. When the friend of a friend recommended a cheap guest house near the base of Mt. Kenya where I could stay the night before starting the trek, I gladly accepted. The fact that the guest house was owned by an orphanage (Tumaini Children’s Home) was immaterial; I just needed a place to sleep.

Read the rest of Part 1 here…

Read the entire four-part series in the links below:

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3 thoughts on “On Learning to Use Twitter for Good

  1. Thanks for sharing the links to these posts! It was good to read the background to your story, and it added insight, having already read the book!