Paul (@ppedrazzi) picked up this one too. Chris (@cdixon) is absolutely right, and in the early days of the ‘Lab, we preached this message time and time again.
cdixon.org – chris dixon\’s blog / You need to use social services to understand them
I especially like Chris’ point about the strength of ties:
I’ve made more strong ties through Twitter (and blogging) than I have through any communications medium I’ve ever used before. The relationships start off weak – a retweet, @ reply, or blog comment – but often strengthen through further discussions and eventually become new friendships and business relationships.
Exactly the same for me.
Now, years later when everyone uses Facebook, people don’t ask the same questions they used to because as users, they get it.