Twitter — which limits each text-only post to 140 characters — is to 2008 what the blogosphere was to 2004. You'll find Scoble, Calacanis, and most of their buddies from the golden age there. They claim it's because Twitter operates even faster than the blogosphere. And Twitter posts can be searched instantly, without waiting for Google to index them. (Wired, October 20, 2008.)
Phil Baumann has responded with his post, Is Blogging Dead and For Losers?
I am still trying to get used to Twitter, writing "tweet" messages on a regular basis. I have added a gadget with my five latest updates. Scroll down the right column. I think that StockTwits could be an useful application. You could follow a stream of real-time stock conversations.
Has Ev figured out a business plan for Twitter? [Via Chelle Parmele's Google reader.]