Curiosity Experiment: On Amanda Palmer and hosting good conversations

Here’s your weekly curiosity experiment:

Musician Amanda Palmer has nearly a million followers on Twitter. She told me that she sometimes gets criticized for “over-retweeting”: that is, excessively posting tweets from other people. But she sees this as an important part of her role as a convener of conversations: to lift up the perspectives she feels are valuable, and shine more light on them than they might catch otherwise. Her practice of doing this may be aggravating to some, but through it, she sidesteps the role of all-knowing idol, and into the role of host, curating a kind of salon via her Twitter stream.

Where in your life do you have the opportunity to play host?
What important voices – that might otherwise not be heard – do you feel called to amplify?

If you’re inclined to share your responses (there’s no pressure to do that, by the way) you can do that on my Facebook page or via Twitter (I’m@laurenbacon).