My brain balks at fully understanding Twitter. I feel as if I can understand other media – newsprint, TV, Wiki, whatever. Twitter feels to me as if it’s half born – as if we haven’t yet seen what this baby is going to do.
In essence, it’s the pure social network – no frills, hobbies, books I’ve read, pokes, movie reviews. It’s just nodes, directed connections, and the ability to pass messages along those connections.
The power is multiplied when combined with URLs. Nodes, directed connections, and the ability to pass ANYTHING along those connections.
We’ve spoken for decades about electronic communication becoming the nervous system of the planet. This baby is laying it bare and bringing it out to the edges.