Solution1 - 9:18 pm on Dec 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here in the Netherlands, it seems Twitter is something very handy for politicians, celebrities and journalists. Politicians and celebrities post their messages on Twitter for journalists to pick up.
Journalists are naturally very happy with this situation, and so tell everyone about Twitter. And that's why we hear so much about Twitter. Not because it's useful to us, but because it's useful for journalists.