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twitter: Flock of Genius or Just For the Birds?

It's free but confusing. It's fleeting but resonant. It's word-of-mouth (and more) for the Digital Age.
Dec 2009 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Consider some aptly named Internet icons, whose monikers capture their essence. Google, inspired by the ridiculously long number, represents seemingly endless, directable search capability. Facebook is the digital-age reinvention of a school yearbook. Amazon is a retail vendor whose scale evokes its voluminous namesake river. Now along comes Twitter, best described as a communal microblog, emulating the melodious cacophony of birds. Think of Twitter as the concept of email built on the scale of...
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