Twitter and the Power of Giving People a Voice

Many people are still focused on Twitter as a tool for promoting movies or TV shows, or see it as a toy that geeks and their friends play with to amuse themselves. The real power in what Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone created (and what Ev Williams later financed and built into a company) could well be that it is the simplest, the easiest and arguably one of the most efficient forms of mass publishing — or at least micro-publishing — ever invented.

My favorite line from this post on gigaom is: “… a tweet can be passed around the world and back before newspaper reporters are even getting their shoes on.”

This captures a lot of what enjoy about Twitter.

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