Twitter Sensation

posted on: May 12, 2009

I’ve been reluctant to write about twitter, why? It has become a part of our culture and you hear about it at LEAST once a day.

but, it’s a phenomenon:

  1. News, celebrities (remember the Ashton Kutcher and CNN battle for twitter followers),

     

    you name it…

  2. I took a social media course with Howard Rheingold, who just happens to paint his own shoes and is an “online instigator, educator, offline gardner” and we were required to tweet – hear his talk on TED, Way-new Collaboration on the “coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action” here… 
  3. U.S. Department of State invited Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, to discuss new media communication opportunities in Iraq

It’s a part of our lives, if you don’t have one, YOU ARE WAY BEHIND GET ON IT!

So, I just finished my studying for the night and started reading through the Fashion and Style section of The New York Times, and guess what I see “The Twitter Guys“. 

(btw, I (and some other classmates) had lunch with Biz Stone – he shared his knowledge on twitter, he was nice, the twitter team themselves didn’t realize twitter’s potential for information exchange till later ….

 

The hype surrounding twitter is exciting and stirs curiosity, I hear at least once a week “I wonder what’s next for twitter?” 

For now, I know that twitter has more traffic than the Wall Street Journal and New York Times Online, gave birth to a new vocabulary (oh, don’t act like you’ve never heard them before): tweet, tweep twit, tweet- ___, twitterverse, twittazone, tweetback, tweetup, tweople, …get definitions here, its my source for news, information, to find out what friends are doing, find out what the expert superstars are reading, what’s yours

I’m here @jooyounkim

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