micklearn - 5:39 am on Dec 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
I guess I am wondering why SE's are holding twitter in such high regard if the usage by Americans (or any population) is only at 8%...
The other day, there was a major signing of a player in baseball. It was a tremendous surprise to most baseball fans (including myself). I decided to check out what twitter users had to say about the deal, minutes after I saw the news on the ESPN bottom scroll on TV.
So, I searched for the name of the player on twitter...over the next five to ten minutes, I watched (and refreshed the resulting page every minute or so) and saw a land grab/gold rush sort of behavior about the player signing with a team. Over seven thousand people on twitter (according to the stats I kept adding upon a refresh) had an opinion in that time span and a huge percentage of them included a link to a/their web site, "detailing" what had taken place, with some/just a few ads around the "content".
You just get it or you don't. ;-)
Is the last paragraph above close to what you meant regarding twitter?