It's Twitter Time! Most people are leaving myspace for facebook (as shown in the graph above), but what is really the big deal right now is TWITTER. Market research company Nielsen Online says Twitter grew by 1,689% from February 2008 to February 2009.
That means there are now more than 1.78 million people signed on.
This time last year the social networking site only had 100,000 members.Most of the growth on Twitter has happened within just the last 3 months.
The big question is why? Why is Twitter growing so rapidly? Here are a few theories I have:
- Twitter is easier to scan. Less is more. People gravitate to shorter messages.
- Twitter is more social. It’s easier to engage the crowd around a brief shot of wisdom or a story or a question.
- Twitter is more viral. It’s easy to grab an insight and share it with friends.
- Twitter is more intuitive. To follow someone, I just click “follow.” Blogs still require a bit of an understanding of RSS feeds.
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