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A Good Take from @geekymommy and a good person

So there couldn’t be a more grounded comment than the one below and clearly merits a good people post for @geekmommy for GPD08.  The following comment is in regard for Gary V’s declaration of today being Good People Day.

Gary – I don’t want to sound like Cassandra – but I hope you mean ‘good people in general’ and not ‘good people and here’s a list’…
In my experience, trying to point out ‘those who are good’ often means forgetting others who are, and making them feel excluded and unvalued.

I would never participate in something that had the potential for me to hurt someone by leaving someone else out who also deserved recognition – but relied upon my memory.

The oscar speech for me is “Thank you to everyone – my friends, my family, and all those who made this possible” – but there would never be a list, lest I forget someone who would be forever hurt by their exclusion.

I hope this GPD08 isn’t about lists and isn’t just about Gary. Plus this is an amazing piece on the carrying capacity of twitter and personal use of the platform, again an open discussion. Thanks for being good people Lucretia! Hopefully it doesn’t take another year for folks to speak well of others, but then again there’s the Shel & Loren fun which I hope goes on for a year. Need to provide equal airtime, Shel on PayPerTweet

From the Stream: Good People day…

April 3 is Good People day. Another great example of how Twitter improves communication and collaboration. This post is courtesy of @gapingvoid‘s tweet espousing Gary Vaynerchuk’s request to make tomorrow. Seems like a reasonable cause – acknowledge good people – clearly a noble thing. I’ve decided I’m going to embrace it a little more actively — I’m going to actually attempt to BE A reasonably GOOD PERSON tomorrow. What are you going to do for GPD08?

So I commit to doing the following tomorrow:

  • Go out of my way to help a stranger – no shortages of opportunities here, I’ll be in an Airport.
  • Reconnect with at least 5 people I haven’t talked to in over 6 months.
  • Find opportunities to compliment at least 5 people tomorrow

So while you think of the 3 good things you are going to do tomorrow, listen to the Good People Jam from Panic.