One definition of twitter from my ancient Webster's dictionary (copyright 1966) is "to talk in a chattering fashion", but lately the word has taken on a whole new meaning. This posting is about two articles, one from USA Today and one from a local newspaper that present two rather different viewpoints on Twitter and social networking in general.
The USA Today article provides a brief summary of all the new social networking tools on the Internet with a great deal of emphasis on how Twitter is expanding rapidly. The article from the local newspaper has a little less serious view of Twitter, saying it could follow the course of the CB radio fad of the 1970s and proposing a very interesting test to judge Twitter's staying power.
So what do you think of all the new social networking tools, will some of them become indispensable and if so what are the ones that will?