I am revising my thesis again, as per Professor Janes’ suggestion, to “Twitter is Making us Brilliant”
I intend to look at the ways in which our ability to microblog, search the shallow, fleeting web, and ask questions to the world and hear a deafening response will alter the ways in which we currently gather information. One of the ways in which Google is limited is that despite any effort to make Google into artificial intelligence, it is not a co-conversant. It is instead, an encyclopedia of a stored set of knowledge that is only updated with new knowledge as it finds it. It responds with the best estimate of what it thinks you want to hear, but using human language to look for something, rather than crafting a set of keywords, can be a frustrating experience.
Google is a text book.
If you ask 1,000 friends, on the other hand, through something like Twitter, you are far more likely to get the answer that you seek. the more people you add to your network, the greater possibility is that you’ll get a reasonable, accurate response. As the popularity of the service grows, so does its potential.
Twitter is a periodical, a magazine, a fleeting oft-published tract.