Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Twitter and the Holocaust Museum shooting


What is Twitter good for? Searching gossip as it happens. Since tweets are short, that are automatically summaries. And when a news story happens, you can sift through the information that people are sifting through in real time.
Forget about people Twittering about their %$&*%$# sandwich or what kind of shoes they bought. Search Twitter about a news event as it happens - there's where its usefulness comes in. Observe.

2 comments:

Betsy said...

Very cool Jon. love the blog.

George said...

Do we really need stuff like Twitter? yeah yeah its there and part of the culture now but I feel like critical thinking has become eclipsed in the last 10 years by technology that convinces people that they are 'plugged in'.