I love Twitter. Things start by Twitter, they get spread by Twitter and then solved by Twitter. It's not a one way street, you get to talk to people you don't already know, you can join in conversations half way through without fear of interrupting, you can find out news and get things done quicker than ever before. You are never alone, even when you're at home by yourself, you are not really, you're with a group of people who you have personally curated, that are into the same things you are and that you enjoy listening to what they have to say.
Chris Floyd has taken this one step further by photographing the people he talks to on Twitter in his aptly named project, 140 Characters. He started a year ago and now there's an exhibition of his photographs at HOST Gallery just off Old Street from November 3 - 17.
Here's the run down from Chris: “The idea for this came at a moment when I realised I had not seen or spoken to any of my closest, real and actual friends for over a month, I communicated with people on Twitter several times a week in bursts of 140 characters or less, yet I had never even met any of them,” he says. “As we are now well and truly living in a digital age I am aware that this ‘state of being’ is only going to deepen and the traditional ways our friendships play out, although they will not go away anytime soon, are going to have to make room for a new way of doing things.”
To find out more and to see what Chris is doing right now follow him @ChrisFloydUK