Yesterday @lukegrange and I were using Twitter direct messages to organise for Tedx Melbourne. Our messages started short (140 characters) and grew rapidly shorter until they were one word long.
It got me thinking about communication, trust and the spaces in between. How a conversation underpinned by shared context and a pre- existing relationship could use Twitter to efficiently plan complex events.
Seems to me that when trying to replicate faceto face conversation in social software, we forget the power of the spaces in between - those spaces that exist naturally on face to face communication . So often on the web we try to fill the spaces with words when we'd be better off trusting ourselves to fill in those spaces. Isn't this how trust is formed?