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I Tweet, therefore I am.

March 26, 2009
I wonder if Descartes would feel stifled by the 140 character limit.

I wonder if Descartes would feel stifled by the 140 character limit.

Well, it’s official. Twitter has become mainstream. From the Today Show to the House of Representatives, Shaquille O’Neal to George Stephanapolous, everyone seems to be getting their Tweet on. Twitter’s newfound celebrity status (literally, celebrities are using it) begs a few questions in my mind. Has Twitter become so popular because it is inherently useful and fulfills some basic human need? Or is it popular…  simply because it’s popular? People and brands who ignored MySpace and facebook in the early days are jumping on the twitterwagon, adament they won’t miss out on the next wave of social media phenomena. Now that everyone and their mom is on Twitter, is it still cool anymore? I saw this video on the W5 blog, and have to admit it is insightful and hilarious.

And no, enjoying or agreeing with this video doesn’t make you a hypocrite if you use Twitter. Twitter is here and is, at the moment, a force to be reckoned with. The conversation is happening whether you give it credence or not. In order to stay relevant and informed we don’t really have any other choice than to participate. Don’t you twitterstand?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2009 11:38 am

    Great post! I sent it as a link to my co-workers in public policy – we saw Twitter emerge as the go-to communication tool during a recent Senate filibuster.

    Real-time updates on legislation – who would have thunk it?

    p.s. Descartes would have adjusted…

  2. Crystal permalink*
    March 26, 2009 6:48 pm

    That video is hysterical. Terrific post.

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