To shut it or not to shut it, that is the Twitter question
New post up on louisgray.com, wherein we look at whether or not Twitter deserves to be covered as much as it is these days. It’s called No, Tech Blogs Should Not Shut Up About Twitter.
Here’s a look see:
It’s an important part of the overall storyline
We’re in an interesting period right now. I’m tempted to say “unique” but every phase or era is unique in its own way. What we do know is that the economy is in recession, but that the underlying issues have little to do with the tech sector. But what has happened is that the downturn has shut the door on the loosely-termed web 2.0 era, which had already been in its silly season anyway.
I like to say that we’re in a post-web 2.0 era. It’s not web 2.0, it’s not web 3.0 (whatever that will come to mean, led by crazy semantic web or mobile technologies, or something). What we do know is that web communities, social networks, or whatever you want to call them, continue to evolve.
Think about it. Even though MySpace is still one of the most popular websites â€“ and a social networking website at that â€“ on the Internet, no one really talks about it anymore. MySpace is part of the past, while Twitter is right in the center of the conversation of where things are now, and where they’re headed.