… and Shttr? (is that last one ‘shitter’?)
The above video does well at parodying the whole thing with Internet crazes. It seems that once one person produces a clever idea suddenly everyone and his dog wants to get in on the action. What nobody seems to have twigged with twitter, though, is that they still haven’t produced a viable business model to shore up the haemorrhaging of cash. They’ve only lasted this long, IMO, because they’ve had huge injections of venture capital throughout their life, and not because they have a reliable means of income from their service.
But I still use the service, even if it’s just via direct “twamming” of links to my blog. I’m signed up-to many social networks, but don’t have many “friends” on any of them except Facebook, which happens to be where all my old school classmates congregate. I have my blog engine (WordPress MU) notify Facebook and twitter about recent blog entries as I post them. Then I have other social networks also pick up the details somehow, such as displaying my Twitter twit feed.