When I travel, it's all I can do to remember my shaving gear, Allegra, thumb drives, hard drives, laptop, iPad, iPhone, whatever -- so business cards, forget it. I never remember to bring them.
So you can image my delight to discover in some circles, Twitter has become the new business card.
At a major press event for a restaurant opening lately, I met several folks who were very interesting and with whom I wanted to stay in touch. No one had a business card or pen.
So Andrea who was seated next to me said "Are you on Twitter?"
Like the geek squad, there was a chain reaction of the seven of us connecting with each other in 10 seconds with Twitter.
The bad news?
I just have to remember to bring my iPhone when I leave the house.