There’s an old media adage that once something hits the cover of Time magazine it’s already peaked. Well Twitter hasn’t made it there yet but it is in a grandparent friendly non-techie article in the New York Times today patiently explaining how it works for the uninitiated. There’s even the requisite Onion –like quotable section:
“Soon, machines could twitter as much as people. Corey Menscher, a graduate student at New York University, developed the Kickbee, an elastic band with vibration sensors that his pregnant wife wore to alert Twitter each time the baby kicked: “I kicked Mommy at 08:52 PM on Fri, Jan 2!” Mr. Menscher is now considering selling the product.”
The attention from folks like Bill O’ Reilly and the gals on The View suggest that Twitter is reaching Octomom or Levi Johnston levels of fatal overexposure. Steve Rubel certainly thinks so over at Ad Age. In his column he declares Twitter to have “peaked” now that the original geek users are being joined by marketing “coaches” and suicide-preventing former Hollywood A-listers.
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