Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The BBC on Twitter


The BBC has a story about Twitter titled, "Twitter hype punctured by study." Here's a snippet of the first few lines: "Micro-blogging service Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it, according to research."

Just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content. Do you believe that? The research was done at Harvard, so you should believe it! Are you part of that 10%?

I don't tweet that much, but my growth has been quite amazing over the last 2 months. According to this report, many people try Twitter once or twice, and then they simply give up. They fail to see the point of this tool. I admit that I fall into that group. I created my Twitter account sometime in 2008, but I didn't get serious about using it until 2 months ago. Perhaps the greater question really is this: "is Twitter a social networking tool or a broadcast medium?" If you approach Twitter as a broadcast medium, then I think it's much easier to jump in and recognize its potential and value.

I'll let you decide what you think about this interesting phenomenon called Twitter (which, by the way is growing faster than any other social network). Read the BBC article here. Image source: BBC

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