Sunday, May 31, 2009
Twitter as anomaly (#3) -- evolutionary de-evolution?
No one would have predicted that Twitter was going to be the next big thing, because it wasn’t/isn’t a logical “next step” in the evolution of the internet. Since html-based web pages put text and graphic files together on the same screen, the world wide web has been on a march to swallow all types of media and to embed them in ever-increasing quality (thank you, bandwidth). Twitter is “de-evolutionary”—taking us back to something that is simpler and even more constrained than basic text email.
Did the internet originally simply skip over Twitter (and is now going back to correct this mistake) or has Twitter actually arisen at its proper time and place?
by Allen Bukoff, PhD.
I am NOT a social media expert. There may not be any real experts on "social media" yet. It's probably too early for that. We don't even know where this is all going. But it looks like it's going to be an interesting ride. Especially Twitter! There's something really really fascinating and different about Twitter.
@bukoff on Twitter (the writer)
@iuoma onTwitter (that is me)