Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Less is More: The Tweeted revolution

This is not a post. These are 140 words or fewer, tweets. Collected in laziness …I repeat.. in laziness..

…a research study conducted by Harvard. Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it.

…the study also discovered that just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content that is small compared to other social networks, where 10% of users generate 30% of the content. “This implies that Twitter’s resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network.

Twitter is a financial play – it has raised $55 million over the past two years. The investors are looking for a 10x on their money or $550 million and above. There are only a few players that can pay those dollars. You guessed it Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc – and one thing that might get their attention is disruption of their business model (or Google’s business model in the case of Microsoft). So, Twitter needs all the noise to get users so that it has critical mass to get an exit.

Twitter seems to be proud of the fact that it has no profit model. I’m imagining that the company will want to keep the hype building long enough to sell the company for a few billion dollars…

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Blogger nigredo of transclass said...

τουλάχιστον έχει παίξει ρόλο σε περιπτώσεις όπως της Τεχεράνης αυτό τον καιρό, πέρα από την απλή επικοινωνία των κοινωνικών δικτύων. καλά, πόσο bored o debord; ;)

24 June 2009 at 14:25  
Anonymous ilias said...

Σίγουρα έχει παίξει ρόλο αλλά την ίδια στιγμή φαίνεται και ΄΄το μαλακό υπογάστριο ΄΄ των κοινωνικών δικτύων που βασίζονται στη ΄΄ δημοσιότητα χωρίς δημόσιο χώρο΄΄. Να για παράδειγμα η siemens και η nokia πούλησαν στην Ιρανική κυβέρνηση τα απαραίτητα accessoirs για να εντοπίζονται οι proxy servers που χρησιμοποιούνται από τους Ιρανούς tweeterers και να μπλοκάρονται. Για τον Ντεμπόρ δεν είπα boring αλλά bored. Δήλωση δικιά του άλλωστε.

24 June 2009 at 15:26  
Blogger nigredo of transclass said...

ώστε έτσι για siemens και nokia, δε θα περίμενα και κάτι άλλο. και γω bored είπα, και ο ντεμπόρ δεν ήταν ο μόνος..

24 June 2009 at 19:51  

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