Twitter future trends

Posted: July 20, 2010 in Module 2: Web 2.0
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Some interesting predictions made by a British online marketer.  It was posted two years ago and some of his predictions have come to pass.

10 Twitter Future Trends

I like the categorisation of three types of Twitterers – Blabbers who “continue to bla bla bla about what they had for lunch”, Sifters “use Twitter to check the word on the street and news” and Broadcasters “will keep pumping out tweets, possibly losing followers long the way”.  I would consider myself a sifter and I believe the future for Twitter is its ability to deliver personalised news.  I’m not interested in what Ashton Kutcher said to his wife over dinner – I’m interested in news from people who affect my world.

A report by American research company Edison Research says there has been an explosion in the awareness of Twitter from  5% of Americans 12+ in 2008 to 87% in 2010 and is now as well known as Facebook but “Twitter is yet to articulate its value to mainstream America.” (Webster T, Twitter Usage in America 2010 Webinar, 29 April 2010, Retrieved 20 July 2010, http://www.edisonresearch.com/home/archives/2010/04/twitter_usage_in_america_2010_1.php).


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Comments
  1. Rebecca Ho says:

    Hey Cam, great link. I’m a sifter too, and only follow those with interesting content for me. Sometimes I delete blabbers for a while, then think about something they liked to blab about and return.

    Anyway, fello #Web101’er here, dropping by to check you out and reckon your blog is good stuff! See you round the boards/blogs!

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