Friday, April 24, 2009

twitter eats world!

On April 17, actor Ashton Kutcher beat CNN in a much-ballyhooed race to be the first Twitter account-holder to reach a million! (Photo credit: Larry King, CNN Live) The New England Patriots said Friday that they'll tweet their picks in the 2009 NFL Draft this weekend!

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On the sign-in page it is written "Twitter is the telegraph system of Web 2.0" - and it is - and like the telegraph systems of old, twitter is often down, mostly when the Indians mess with the wires (just kiddin' - no offense!) ... so if you want to follow me on twitter (and mind you, I do NOT over-twitter!) I can be found here, and I am now tweetin' news stories via WAMC's twitter account!

And during those weekends when twitter spurts, sputters and stalls, I do have the capability to post "tweet-like" messages to the blog here. You can tell them from regular posts as they have no subject or title line. Social Media!

Should twitter be kept "free" or is it ripe for advertising?

Are all of your tweetmates real people? Or are they bots?

"March represented an especially big gain for twitter, as it added more than 5 million visitors versus the previous month," said Jack Flanagan, executive VP of comScore Media Metrix. "With numerous celebrities and media personalities - including Oprah - recently jumping on the twitter bandwagon, the site shows no signs of slowing."

Others are quick to dismiss twitter as just another fad based on popularity...

Disclosure: I borrowed the headline for this post from TechCrunch.

Related: Tweetie!

twitter Top Ten

1. Ashton Kutcher (aplusk)
2. Britney Spears (britneyspears)
3. Ellen DeGeneres (TheEllenShow)
4. Barack Obama (BarackObama)
5. Jimmy Fallon (jimmyfallon)
6. John Mayer (johnmayer)
7. Shaquille O'Neal (THE_REAL_SHAQ)
8. Lance Armstrong (lancearmstrong)
9. Demi Moore (mrskutcher)
10. Coldplay (coldplay)

This morning comScore released its global numbers for March, 2009. Worldwide visitors to Twitter.com increased 95 percent in the month of March from 9.8 million to 19.1 million, according to its estimates. This compares to
9.3 million visitors in the U.S. alone. (more from TC)

Even Soleil Moon Frye (the former Punky Brewster) is Twittering.

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