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A Pictorial History of Twitter’s Rise to Pop Culture


Every now and then I discover something that is so captivating, that I have to stop what I’m working on to share it with everyone I know. This is one of them.

For those veterans who continue to define Twitter’s role in how we communicate, share and learn, those who have recently made its acquaintance, and those just finding their stride, we all linked through common threads and context that pique our curiosity, stimulate our quest for adventure,  expand our networks beyond our real world network, and feed our desire for attention.

We contribute to the expansion of the Twitterverse.

MG Siegler over at TechCrunch shared two images created by Manolith that richly visualize the three-year old, albeit brief, history of Twitter and its rapid rise to pop culture and its remarkable ability to detour its direction.

Had Manolith waited just one more week to create these images, we would have perhaps the most significant stage of Twitter’s maturation to date; its ability to break news, influence global perception, establish new channels for diplomacy, and galvanize world support.

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100 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “A Pictorial History of Twitter’s Rise to Pop Culture”

  1. Rolando Peralta says:

    great post Brian! I think this graph will be better use with (your) Twitterverse.

  2. Danny Brown says:

    Interesting visual chart of Twitter. I think one thing it misses, though, is Twitter’s part in philanthropy and social action use. Its real-time call-to-action uses make it the ideal partner to these types of organizations.

  3. eric says:

    good work benoit

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