Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Survival of the Twittest

I guess I’m just hopelessly behind, but I don’t get the Twitter phenomenon. But I see I’m not alone.

When you talk about Twitter, you might as well be talking about the Snuggie: People around you swear that it’s actually useful, but you can’t help thinking it silly and declaring, “I just don’t get what all the buzz is about.”

But in Washington, the social networking and microblogging service is quickly becoming part of the daily media diet — and a powerful tool in the hands of those who are adept at making their points in 140 characters or fewer.

Here are the new maestros of the tweet — Washington’s 10 Most Influential Twitterers.

The #1 most influential twitterer in DC? Karl Rove.

That tells me everything I need to know.

HT to John Cole.