I am really enjoying meeting new people and having them as guests on my new Podcast, Carpe Diem Connections. I thought, during Covid, this would be a good opportunity for me to use my social networking skills to find interesting people to connect with.
As it turns out, I met Lawrence Coburn, cofounder of Twine on Twine! Let’s back up.. I subscribe to a Big Talk newsletter which included this blurb:
DISCOVER 36 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU LIVE A LONGER LIFE
In 1938, Harvard University began the longest-running study on human development in history to determine what makes us live happy and healthy lives. Key results showed that happiness and health weren’t from wealth or fame, but came from meaningful relationships. I worked with Diana Rau, Cofounder of Twine to develop 36 Big Talk-esque questions centered around the theme of longevity.
PARTICIPATE IN WEEKLY 15 MINUTE BIG TALK VIDEO SESSIONS
Want to have a short meaningful Big Talk conversation with a new friend, that could change your life? Join me weekly on the twine platform at 8 AM PST to be matched with others from the Big Talk community for meaningful conversations.
I signed up and got partnered with Lawrence! Rather than talk about the topics prompted by Twine, I went a bit Meta and wanted to know more about the app and whether or not it could foster friendships. I was curious about hosting a session myself on my new Carpe Diem – Single Snowbirds Facebook Group and Lawrence was very amenable to that idea.
Lawrence also shared some ideas of how Twine has plans to expand in the future. It’s really different than typical social media where you are trying to get attention from large groups. This is kind of the opposite. It’s about fostering a true relationship where you are getting vulnerable one-on-one. There’s no “lurkers” or “trolls”… just two people.
I asked Lawrence to be a guest on my new podcast and he readily agreed!
It was really fun to find out more about Twine and where it’s headed, and even more fun to find out about Lawrence and the experience his wife planned for him for his 50th birthday! Check it out by watching the YouTube video in this post!
- Try Twine out!: https://try.twine.nyc/digital/
- Big Talk: https://www.makebigtalk.com/
- 36 Questions: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianatsai/2020/07/13/36-questions-to-help-you-live-longer
- Podcast episode: https://anchor.fm/carpediemconnections/episodes/Lawrence-Coburn-talks-about-the-new-app–Twine-ej6efc/a-a34q4jk
- YouTube Full Interview: https://youtu.be/P0krLLGKaVw