How Twitter Promotes Quantity to the Detriment of Quality, And Why Twitter Matters Nonetheless
Web Social Architecture
MAY 11, 2009
As the Moldova uprising most recently illustrated, and as did the presidential election and Katrina did before it, Twitter, at its best, is a powerful venue for the expression of real-time collective intelligence. My Twitter experiment was a “successful failure.” I started an experiment a few weeks ago, basically using Twitter differently than I had previously. Until then, I'd only followed people I know personally--friends, family, colleagues, and professional acquaintances.