Is Twitter the Next Bohemia?
I had coffee with a friend of mine today. We have so much in common! He loves social media, is married and has a great outlook on life and what’s important.
He has his own business, is very successful. He’s a real renaissance man.
I would’ve never met him if it wasn’t for Twitter.
This got me thinking about the kind of people that are on my Twitter network: Writers, designers, artists, musicians, actors… the list goes on. The amount of creativity and passion in each of these people’s tweets comes thru so clear, it’s almost tangible. Has there ever been a time in history when this much talent could be found in one place?
The term Bohemianism emerged in France in the early 19th century when artists and creators came together to celebrate their craft. They would drink, laugh, share stories and feed off one another’s creativity. Such lifestyle has been celebrated in Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La bohème”, William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel, “Vanity Fair”, and most recently, in movies, such as Moulin Rouge and Rent. Bohemianism is about building something from scratch, having a community and sharing ideas.
Twitter has become the modern Bohemia, and creativity is queen. It has become a social network, an information super highway. One tweet can create or ruin a career, It can build a reputation or destroy it.
Modern Bohemians come from all walks of life. Twitter is the only place where one can share a comment or a laugh with someone from across the street or across the country, all in live time. One can comment on a thought and it doesn’t matter if you’re a student or a hollywood star… In Twitter, we’re all equals.
In Twitter, we’re all Bohemians… creators, and masters of our own twitterverse.
Viva la vie Boheme!