The Twitter Cellular Automaton
The magic of Twitter is in its ability to draw more and more people in with a vague promise of building their digital brand and having an audience. People are indeed drawn in en masse, and the snowball keeps rolling. This enables grand ideas like using the vast stream of Tweets for searching content on the web and zillions of other uses… Twitter is turning us into a huge cellular automaton. Each cell (=twitter user) acts according to a very simple set of rules.