Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using Twitter

I ran across Scott Williams post this morning where he started his post with this thought…”Just imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had Twitter or other social networking applications at his disposal, his message would have been even more world changing.  He was known as one of the best orators of his day and one of the top in the history of the country.  The exponential impact of his sound bites and oratory skills would have been extremely powerful with a tool like Twitter.”

This year in the United States we set aside Monday, January 16th. to honor the life of a civil rights leader, pastor and social justice martyr.  MLK positively impacted the US and the world in so many ways, I think it’s great the US has an official holiday in his honor. This year Scott Williams thought it would be great to share some of Dr. King’s memorable quotes that could have easily  been tweets. Not only are they tweetable at (140 characters or less), they are all short enough to be retweetable (122 characters or less).

I too thought it was a great idea and wanted to post just a few here from his blog but want to encourage you to read the whole blog of his here.

1. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. #MLK

2. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. #MLK

3. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. #MLK

4. The measure of a man isn’t whr he stands in moments of comfort, but whr he stands @ times of challenge & controversy. #MLK

5.  I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. #MLK

These are only a few of the ones Scott has on his blog. Thanks Scott for such a great post and an incredible “What if Dream” to think about.

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