Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Revolution and Evolution of Twitter

Just read a fascinating Time article about "How Twitter Will Change the World".

Money Quote:
Last month an anticommunist uprising in Moldova was organized via Twitter. Twitter has become so widely used among political activists in China that the government recently blocked access to it, in an attempt to censor discussion of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. A service called SickCity scans the Twitter feeds from multiple urban areas, tracking references to flu and fever. Celebrity Twitterers like Kutcher have directed their vast followings toward charitable causes (in Kutcher's case, the Malaria No More organization).

My use of Twitter has morphed from a fun little application that channels my self-indulgence to serving as my main source of information for life and ministry. I never thought it would be such an essential resource.

Do you use Twitter? Why or why not?

1 comment:

  1. Yes I do. Mainly to share blog posts I write, or things that I'm reading. But I also like the interaction, though being limited to 140 characters is hard sometimes.


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