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The Twitter conversation "cloud" can give businesses an early read on consumer sentiment, said Shiv Singh, global social media head at advertising and marketing firm Razorfish.
Are you missing the boat because it's just an "IM" thingy? :)
This in itself will help twitter grow into a tremendous business as more and more people will use it like their phone number - but here they don't need to use any CRM [customer relationship management] - they simply tweet and the message is delivered to all your customers. Awesome way to handle it!
Once there are mods available for us to automatically tweet everything on our website - THEN it'll become a search engine. So if you are a webmaster and not exactly a blogger - it will seem too much of a task to manually tweet about what's good on your website.
I read last week somewhere that 40% new Twitter users give up in less than a month. This fad will not be mentioned in major media a year from now. The burnout rate is very fast. I know I am bored of it.
Twitter will end up somewhere between useful if they can find a way to drill through all the posts and provide something useful and this:
I think it has huge potential as an auction marketplace with some changes.
I honestly think Tweeter is a travesty to the written word. I think it is the TV version of text.
Having said that, we live in a world with ever decreasing attention spans. I think Tweerter is catering to this trend. I don't think this trend is going away. So I think Tweeter has a shot, not necessarily a certain future, but a shot at a future.