Twitter:  Mainstream Social Networking Phenomena 

Social networking has gone mainstream. Larry sat down with Tom and Deb Frey of DaVinci Institute to discuss this phenomena.

Tom is a well-known futurist and Deb is a ‘Renaissance Woman’ and vice president of DaVinci. Deb is really into Twitter and one of the leading instructors on Twitter. It started with Tom following all the people talking about the iPhone, and he said I should follow this to get a feel for how it worked. Some of it was really funny, and I could watch all the dialog that was going on around the iPhone. After that, I just got hooked. I realized it was a great way to find out what was going on in the world in real time as opposed to waiting for the evening news or whatever. It was quite fascinating to watch the whole event unfold. Ever since then, like the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, since we were in Mumbai last year and we were supposed to stay in that hotel, that had a special draw to us. You only get 140 characters or less on Twitter. It is a cleaner form of communication. So it’s short bursts of information.” Deb went on, “The younger people seem to enjoy MySpace more. I don’t use FaceBook as a business tool, but more for family relations. The nice thing about Twitter is it does update into FaceBook so I don’t have to type twice. Linked in tends to be more of a passive type of operation where nothing happens unless you initiate it.” There’s more…

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