jun 4

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live

Steven Berlin Johnson in Time on Twitter. "Skeptics might wonder just how much subversion and wit is conveyable via 140-character updates. But in recent months Twitter users have begun to find a route around that limitation by employing Twitter as a pointing device instead of a communications channel." Yep, Twitter is pretty much a link blog now.


Twitter links = content abstraction. Maybe the strongest case for the continued need of services like Twitter. Abstraction is what drives the software equivalent of Moore's Law.

Unfortunately, it's zero-revenue infrastructure! D'oh!

posted by Brian Van at 8:13 PM on June 4, 2009

i thought i heard people calling it the 'conversational RSS' awhile back. Can't remember where, but that's kind of how I view it.

i never really got the point of all the back and forth chatter. that just becomes frustrating....but for sharing non-sense, which we all seem to live on, it's nearly perfect.

posted by bryanF. at 8:23 PM on June 4, 2009

I remember when I first linked my blog to Twitter using Twitterfeed, and all my followers told me to stop it. They already subscribed to my blog in RSS. But Twitter drives far more traffic to me than RSS. So go figure.

posted by Jason DeRusha at 11:37 PM on June 4, 2009

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