While it may be a fluke, it may be meaningful that, as Hitwise notes, Twitter has hit the hockey stick in growth, a tipping point of adoption and use that may herald a more mainstream place for the micro-blogging platform.:
In other Twitter-related news, a one-word Tweet did the job of the “one phone call” in liberating a student from an Egyptian jail. This is part of a theme in which thumbs have saved people. Before the micro-blogging of Twitter, text messages did the novel heroics, including a text message that saved a girl from marriage and text messaging that saved a girl from kidnapping.
Text messaging is moving quickly into the mainstream. Tomorrow, I’ll share another example with more relevance to publishers. Be on the lookout!