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.


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'.