Social Media 2.0 with Three-Dimensional Live Content and Dynamic Topic Structure

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Birdbrain that I am, I've been thinking a lot about Twitter over the long week-end. Wrote a few short pieces that made it to a new writer's site called "Ulitzer" (as in Pulitzer, pronunciation be damned, get it?)

You can google "soa twitter" or "twitter story 140" to find my pieces.

Or you can visit my author site.

I've played around with Twitter as a new writing form. The geeks who invented Twitter could think of nothing less banal to ask than, "what are you doing?" Ignore that sad question and free your mind to fill 140 characters in any way you know how. The 1.2 million twitterers, about one quarter of them serious, are clearly enjoying the freedom of this new form.

Twitter is one of those disruptive things that will eventually grab the attention of corporate IT departments, once C-level management figures out how much time people are spending with it.

Along with Facebook, Friendster, YouTube, IM'ing, Twitter looks to me less like so-called social networking and more like something truly revolutionary, reminding me of the days when the personal computer snuck its way into offices, much to the dismay of MIS (as it was called then), before conquering the world.

And Twitter seems to have re-invented the notion of The New Economy. Only this time around, the company needs no revenue at all, yet keeps getting fed by evil VC types who must think that some day, somehow, they can steal it and "monetize" it for their partners in slime. We'll see.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.