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Claire leads social innovation at Twitter, Inc. and is the author of Twitter for Good. Named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, she has a heart for speaking and coaching. Follow her journey of unexpected grace on Twitter via @Claire.

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  1. I love this! Your story is so inspiring. What I love most about Twitter is how there is only enough space to say the most meaningful thing. It helps you focus on what really matters, what you REALLY want to say.

  2. When I posted yesterday, I left out the specific detail that when I was a young kid I’d say “I’m going to adopt an AIDS baby from South Africa.” Crazy. Reading your story, I’m head over heels in awe of what you founded. It’s incredible how God places us in situations, pokes around at our heart to do some thing, and it’s usually us who are changed more than anyone.

    I’ve worked in the field of distance running for the first part of my career in PR and marketing, major marathon partnerships, sponsor negotiations and VIP hospitality…I’d love to talk with you about what you’re doing and see if there’s a way I can help.

    I’m just reading your story through these posts and so haven’t yet learned how the Tweeting came into play…can’t wait to see!

  3. my favorite thing about twitter is that unlike facebook, most people allow anyone to see what they’re saying so I don’t have to be friends with everyone to follow conversations.

    Also the picture with this post is adorable.

  4. I like how Twitter makes you ponder the best way to say something with the limited amount of characters you can use. Also, that you can follow things that interest you with hashtags.

  5. Okay…I’ve been pondering this whole tweeting thing for months now. I think I need to dive in 🙂

    Blessings,
    Kate 🙂

  6. Twitter is a wonderful way to spread God’s Word immediately to thousands of people. You can have instant access to people around the world. Thank you for your service to the Kindgom.

  7. Twitter is profoundly HUMAN … you can share, praise, pray, write, post, laugh, ask ‘what?’ and sometimes just all for yourself 🙂

  8. I love being able to post a bible verse in the hopes that it will prompt people to pick up their bibles to find it! ;o)

  9. I am quite new to Twitter but I know that if I don’t continue to grow and stay in touch with the way the world functions, I will be left behind. No one wants that. Twitter is not frivolous chatter but well thought out insights and ideas. Fabulous!

  10. Thanks for sharing your story Claire 🙂 , it’s inspiring!

    You know what I enjoy about twitter is how you can follow and learn from like-minded people, how sometimes God speaks to you through a tweet someone posted and then sometimes you’re the person God uses to speak to other people in need. Twitter is for many people out there like the pillow you talk to at night.

  11. I like how Twitter keeps me learning – you can search from hundreds of hashtagged conversations and (with a little time) learn about a topic and what is important to the members of that conversation. It’s so much easier to find the “think-leaders” now, and I’ve gotten turned on to so many blogs and websites that I never would have found otherwise! Including this one 🙂

  12. I like the idea of condensing a thought down to 140 characters. Although I am kind of afraid of Twitter, I would love to find out how it can help change the world.

  13. Twitter is fast and fast is efficient for most of us these days!! Thank you so much for serving those that are “the least”!! May all of us do our part!

  14. I love that twitter provides connection between people and encourages us to use our words efficiently in the designated space. Amazed often how short and sweet words can inspire and encourage. I can follow other bloggers when I see that have posted by their tweets, reminding me to go to their blog for a visit. And the tweets that connect on facebook provide that reminder of threes I have always heard, adults or all people need to hear something three times to have it really penetrate and sink in. I just started following your blog. I am excited–go me 🙂 I look forward to reading your book this summer. Blessings…..

  15. I love that Twitter is short and sweet in what is talked about – no wordy paragraphs.

  16. anytime i get discouraged or feel lonely i can look at my tweets and get a burst of refreshment.

  17. I love how you can tag people and use hashtags to discuss a certain topic! Plus, I don’t have to look through a bunch of ads or extra stuff to see what is going on with my friends or favorite bloggers.

  18. Great post! What I love about Twitter is the concise nature it requires. I also love sharing photos with short sound bites – it inspires me to be more creative with image and word. I so hope to read your book 🙂

  19. I love hash tags. I find myself using them everywhere including grading my kids’ papers. Lol! #love

  20. Hmm, I never thought about what I like best about twitter! I like that I can bring national and local organizations together with it in just a single tweet.

  21. Haven’t seen or used twitter–if it is anything like facebook–then I like it! I also don’t like having to “like” or “befriend” people in order to read their tweet/facebook.

    I’m just getting into running and ran my first 5K on the 9th of June 2012. Came in around 42 minutes.

    Speaking of adopting–my husband and I adopted/sponsored a young man in Mexico from the Ninos de Mexico mission. We since stopped sponsoring him as he graduated and moved on and have taken on a precious little girl (not so little any more as she is 12). She writes the most precious letters thanking us for Christmas and birthday gifts (usually money to buy what she wants). She stole my heart in one letter when she mentioned getting purple boots. She was super excited about those boots. Made me stop and think about my priorities in life.

  22. I love connecting with other bloggers and making new friends! It is fast, fun and a quick read between baptize !

  23. Great post! I love the concise nature of Twitter – it helps me put words and thoughts together in a way that my normally rambeling self isn’t so good at doing. I especially like the use of photos and words about and around the image – it always helps me see the world differently and more creatively. 🙂 I hope I get to read your book! 🙂

  24. I like that it’s connected me with all sorts of people I never would have met otherwise, and we can have real conversations online with Twitter.

  25. I love the encouragement and inspiration I receive from other Christians and writers. I also love being able to use Twitter to encourage others in their daily walk with Jesus.

  26. I love the inspiration here! Although I use Twitter because it is necessary, I love how it can grow mustard seeds into mighty plants. Thanks for showing your heart and showing the way! I am now working to change my perspective on how a single tweet can become a strong and beautiful chorus!