March 13, 2007

· IT · Sociology

Becks at Unfogged is justly skeptical of Twitter yet fears its inevitability. Kathy Sierra’s Asymptotic Twitter Curve is a sharp summary of the problem:

Twitter Curve

One question is whether the curve describes some kind of cognitive limit or is a rather more cohort-specific representation of the dangers of adopting technologies developed an increasing number of years after your own core work patterns are established.

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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