I don't Twitter (yet). But when Twitter and similar technologies help deliver vital info to the world, it makes the those who think Twitter-esque trends are trivial sound stunningly out of touch. Months ago, the example I spent a lot of time researching was Facebook in Egypt. Another prime example: updates from Mumbai during the terrorist attacks. Today it's Iran. Here's a sample, courtesy of Salon.com.
AuthorDavid Wolman