Talking in the studio Friday about the rising awareness of Twitter in the wake of recent sign-ups by Oprah and Larry King–interspersed by a Skype interview with Danny Brown (@dannybrown)–245 TV viewers called a station hotline and keyed that Twitter is a fad. Only 45 viewers said Twitter is not a fad.
Referring to a Twitter poll crowdsourcing thoughts on conversations with 140 characters:
Will Twitter continue to be a conscious exploration of marketing and communication, or lose its base and fade away?
Kneale Mann opines:
We’ll see what happens once all this buzz raises the price tag for anyone who wants to eventually buy the channel. The early adopters are certainly tweeting about the many downsides of Twitter becoming the mainstream. That’s what early adopters do.
If you live on the fringe, don’t expect a crowd. And if it shows up, don’t be shocked. What you were talking about before the masses arrived may actually gain traction and (shock horror) popularity.
Coming from someone who’s tweeted and reciprocally blog commented with Danny and Dave, it was a pleasant surprise seeing their real-time gestures and hearing their voices for the first time.
Care to watch the 21-minute blip?