In July 2008, author, evangelist, venture capitalist, and co-founder of Alltop @guykawaski had tweeted about a Twitterati page on www.alltop.com. I retweeted the link with congratulations to folks who made the list. Later, while attending a local event, my phone vibrated; so, I checked to see who was contacting me. It was Guy. My immediate response was to tell my wife, “Oh my God, you’ll never believe this! Guy Kawasaki just sent me a Direct Message on Twitter … must be a slow night in Silicon Valley for him to send *me* a message.” When I actually read the DM, I saw he was glad I like the Twitterati list, and he named the two people who put it together: @christinelu and @neenz. Needless to say, I started following them as well! What I learned from this was not just that you can connect with almost anyone on Twitter, but something more important: on Twitter, generosity and sharing drives the wheels of genuine community.