22% of all online Americans used social media for politics during the 2010 campaigns. More importantly, that use is no longer dominated by one political party.
Arik Hanson made a short list of some recent social media facts. Here are five that deserve comment.
In March 2007, Twitter became the darling of the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. An award-winning presence there launched the microblogging service into the Web 2.0 stratosphere, leading to capital investments and a community of developers and fans. By the time SXSW returns next month (March 7-16), Twitter almost certainly will have surpassed one million members.
The game is simple: You see a word or short phrase from the 530,000 already suggested by other players, and you enter the first response that enters your head. Beyond being a great time suckage, the Human Brain Cloud has the potential to produce enormously valuable information for designers and marketers.