Posted on Wednesday, 22nd July 2009 by Bill Bean
Remember when people said the Web was a passing fad? (not Al Gore) Some think the same is true of Twitter. I hear the clue train horn sounding.
Though it’s happening less and less, I still frequently hear “I don’t get it,” with regards to the Twitter phenomenon. I think Twitter is here to stay. No doubt it will evolve but it ain’t going anywhere.
Almost every day people are coming up with new uses for social media’s newest heavyweight. Now it seems that comedians are using Twitter for more than joke material.
One of the big things I see the possibility for is using Twitter to replace bulk texting services. When Twitter is free why would you pay to send a text to a 100 people (or 10 thousand)? It seems the only current obstacle is getting people educated about the application. I know I would like to see one of the sport clubs my daughter is involved with start doing this.
What about schools using it to announce cancellations? Traffic updates would be helpful as well. What new practical uses can you see for Twitter?