Sunday, April 12, 2009

Best Twitter message EVER ?!?

 uh oh...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Twitter 'going after' Google? Doubtful

 This article seems to propose that Twitter is 'going after' Google's search empire.


That seems a bit grandiose to me.

Given that the RT (Retweet) and @user (directed messaging) functions were created by twitter users, on their own, I seriously doubt the intentionality of this direction.

More like 'going that way, based on how folks are using it'.

I will agree that Twitter is great when used as a search engine for breaking news and opinions, but to say this was in the long term plans and happening completely as expected would be a stretch.

Realistically, I think Twitter will get consumed by Google in the very near future.
Google will extract all the info out of Twitter and present it as a live feed on the right hand side, perhaps even show a scrolling feed of live tweets.
Kind of a 'human based information stream'.

I know for sure that when the N Korean missile went up this weekend, I heard about it first on Twitter, then continued to look at Twitter to see what was being reported, following news links as they came in.

Thursday, April 2, 2009