Monday, August 02, 2010


I've written about Twitter before, so why write again, you ask?
Simple, I find the concept of expressing relevant thoughts in 140 characters fascinating.
And it seems I'm not the only one that feels this way.
Saturday a graphic designer in Tokyo sent out the 20 billionth tweet. Yes, that's 20,000,000,000 tweets.
Can you believe 20,000,000,000 (OK, so I like to write it) in just three years? Astounding!
But this incredible number also represents Twitters biggest problem...the over-whelming volume.
The amount of information being pumped out from Twitter is so large it is almost impossible to navigate.
I started this post saying I found the concept of expressing "relevant" information in 140 characters interesting. The key word here is relevant.
And with 20,000,000,000 tweets floating around in the cyber-world how do you figure out what is relevant, to you anyway?
So as Twitter's founders celebrate tweet number 20,000,000,000... you have to wonder if the micro-blogging phenomenon is becoming a victim of its own success.

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