Twitter. It’s a verb, it’s a noun, it’s stupid simple and it’s the hottest new fad in Social Networking. If you join Twitter, you are given a web page with a form at the top and a few statistics pales. The form box is for one purpose, to type what you are doing at that moment. You can follow other Twitter users by subscribing to their “tweets”. If you start following 20 friends, you will have a snapshot view of what everyone is doing, most all of the time.
Now imagine how this can be applied to businesses and social groups. If customers from Louie’s Deli are using twitter and start following the Deli’s Twitter account, they can find each other by viewing lists of all the people who follow Louie’s updates. Customers can see what one another are up to, and even begin following each other’s updates regularly.
The blogging community, already obsessed with writing about themselves, is eating up Twitter like ice cream on the Forth of July. What could be better than embedding your “latest tweet” somewhere into your website? (lol) You can see mine on the right sidebar. Twitter is more of a social network version of crack than a game changer. I’m interested to see how far this star shoots before it falls.