Off course you all remember the movie from the 80′s where the geeks overcome the jocks and take home the cheerleaders. But this then probably perceived as the unthinkable may just have become a reality. The social revolution which has really started to pickup in 2006, brought about many startups which have tried to take their share. But most prominent are quite obviously facebook and twitter.
The CEO’s of these companies, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Suckerberg, don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for these guys, but just looking at them, they aren’t exactly prototype highschool hunks.
I guess it comes as no surprise that so called nerds who are generally the shy types, not really fond of face to face social interaction, ‘invented’ other means of communication. The companies from Mark and Jack have changed our every day communication and social interaction in particular, but there are millions of ‘nerds’ out there (I consider myself one of them) who work for companies in this new communication space, some more successful than others, who keep contributing to the social revolution.
Twitter has probably been the most significant in changing online social interaction. In fact Facebook’s homepage was recently changed to resemble a more twitter like stream, instead of their previous Wall format. An interesting concluding fact, twitter only just recently surpassed 5 billion total tweets, which is if you think about it quite minimal for a service which has influenced our online interaction already so much. BTW at my employer ebuddy.com we are not really impressed with 5 billion messages though