Whenever the issue of Twitter comes up, someone will inevitably say “I don’t see what that’s good for” or “I don’t see an academic use for that”.
The first step in understanding the power of Twitter is to see it as something more than just a status-sharing service.
In this clip from the February 2009 TED conference, Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams provides an explanation of Twitter and goes over some of the reasons for its explosive growth:
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