Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twitter Power: "humor, information, emotion, and all in 140 characters"!

Today's USA Today features Twitter as its cover story:
Twitter Power: Learning From Ourselves in Real Time

People aren't laughing and making fun of Tweeters anymore; it is no longer just a celebrity phenomenon.  The Library of Congress has chosen to archive the world's tweets in order to curate and disseminate information to scholars.  What a trove of oral history from 114 million users!

Individuals have a voice which is connected to the world as never before. Twitter has been used as an activist tool, one for promoting social good; it is now looked to as a barometer of people's reactions to evens and products.

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