How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live (Time.com)
"Earlier this year I attended a daylong conference in Manhattan devoted to education reform. Called Hacking Education, it was a small, private affair: 40-odd educators, entrepreneurs, scholars, philanthropists and venture capitalists, all engaged in a sprawling six-hour conversation about the future of schools. Twenty years ago, the ideas exchanged in that conversation would have been confined to the minds of the participants. Ten years ago, a transcript might have been published weeks or months later on the Web. Five years ago, a handful of participants might have blogged about their experiences after the fact."
"But this event was happening in 2009, so trailing behind the real-time, real-world conversation was an equally real-time conversation on Twitter."
"Injecting Twitter into that conversation fundamentally changed the rules of engagement. It added a second layer of discussion and brought a wider audience into what would have been a private exchange. And it gave the event an afterlife on the Web." 04-09
The Future of Digital Books? (New York Times)
"Bradley Inman wants to create great fiction, dramatic online video and compelling Twitter stream — and then roll them all into a multimedia hybrid that is tailored to the rapidly growing number of digital reading devices." 04-09
Twitter Revolution in Iran (ABC News)
" 'Is this the first Twitter fueled revolution?' In less than 140 characters, one tweeter summed up the overwhelming response to social networking site Twitter’s remarkable involvement in the protest over the Iranian election. Many critics of Twitter scoffed at the idea that anything substantial could come out of so-called tweets, but the substance coming out of Iran is real. The tweets are in every language from Farsi and Chinese to English, and they are conveying the thoughts and emotions of those in Iran where media is highly censored." 06-09
Twitter Search (Twitter.com)
Allows you to search what is being said now. 04-09
Ways Twitter Will Change American Business (Time.com)
"As Twitter grows, it will increasingly become a place where companies build brands, do research, send information to customers, conduct e-commerce and create communities for their users. Some industries, like local retail, could be transformed by Twitter — both at one-store operations that cater to customers within a few blocks of their locations and at the individual stores of giant retail operations like Wal-Mart (WMT)."