Twitter turns 5 Today- A retrospective

21 03 2011

5 years ago today…Twitter was born…Consider the following:

And today…

Question for the day: What single technology has changed the way the world interacts and passes information in such a short time?

I am amazed by the dynamics of these social spaces and the new ways that “the social” interacts within this media. This seems like classic HabermasTheory of Communicative Action as the world makes bids of claims for truth in the public and dynamic arena of Twitter. This form of media has placed the power of communication back in the hands of the people creating a market of ideas where negation of truth and action now plays out in the public market. Again, I am reminded of Levine, Locke, Searls and Weinberger’s Cluetrain Manifesto and the first of their 95 Theses: Markets are conversations. Where are you in this global conversation? Where is your organization in this conversation?

Sources

http://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/numbers.html

http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/21/technology/twitter_turns_5/index.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2009/06/17/DI2009061702232.html

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