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June 8, 2009

Twitter Will Change The World

by @ 11:27 am. Filed under Technology

If you are not a Twitter believer yet you have to read this fabulous article in Time by Steven Johnson. It will change your rmind…The article is appropriately titled “How Twitter will Change the Way We Live”.
I have extracted what I consider the ten most interesting quotes from the article dealing with Twitter.

Evan Williams & Biz Stone creators of Twitter.

The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression.

You hear about this new service that lets you send 140 characters updates to followers and you think, Why does the world need this…

But the key development with Twitter is how we’ve jury rigged the system to do things that its creators never dreamed of.

In the past month, Twitter has add a search box that gives you a real time-view onto the chatter of just about any topic imaginable.

Twitter users have begun to find a route around that limitation (140 characters) by employing Twitter as a pointing device instead of a communication channel: sharing links to longer articles, discussions, posts videos-anything that lives behind a URL.

This is what the naysayers fail to understand: its just as easy to use Twitter to spread the word about a brilliant 10,000 word New Yorker article as it is to spread the word about your Lucky Charms habit.

If you’re looking for interesting articles or sites devoted to Kobo Bryant, you search Google. If you’re looking for interesting comments from your extended social network about the three pointer Kobo just made 30 seconds ago, you go to Twitter.

The fact is that many of its (Twitter) core features and applications have been developed by people who are not on the Twitter payroll.

Its like inventing a toaster oven and then looking around a year later and seeing that your customers have of their own accord figured out a way to turn it into a microwave.

In fact every major channel of information will be Twitterfied in one way or another in the coming years.

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