There is a great post over on TechCrunch about why Twitter should be considered a search engine. But it’s just micro blogging, i hear you say right? Who cares about the useless spam running through twitter on a daily basis? Well… it’s not… It’s possibly the most valuable information there is online, because of twitters character limit and posting speed, it attracts thought provoking comments, short sharp posts, news alerts, a huge amount of personal opinion on brands, products, services and even people – all this, live from anywhere it’s users may be, and that means twitter essentially has a world wide community of instant reporters working for free to provide data like no other!
This is, perhaps, digital gold for Twitter, who’ve been working on their monetisation strategy which is yet to be implemented, so using this ridiculously powerful (personal, opinionated data) might just be the way forward to monetise this social media platform to heights unseen through any online service so far.
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