Women rule on twitter. Maren Hogan has 17,039 tweets. Shally Steckerl has only 1,227 tweets. Shally is much more visible in other forms of social media. There's something about twitter that suits Maren. She is open to sharing just about everything in her life and we just lap it up. Of course there is always someone who bucks the trend and Animal is that someone with 14,278 tweets. Also, The Global Language Monitor ranked twitter as the top word of 2009. How astounding is that?
Google wave is in beta and I can't give away invitations. There's no doubt that GW is extremely cool but what will we use it for? It's a real time combo of social media, IM, email and who knows what else? It's cool to watch someone type their blip for a few minutes and then you're left wondering where this is going to go?
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) continues to dominate our thinking. Our governments have plowed billions of dollars back into the economy. Initially I was dead against that sort of government meddling. I still am. Pundits now expect a slow recovery. We'll just have to see about that.
The Tiger Woods fiasco brings home the lesson that things are rarely as they seem. Irreparable damage has been done to the TW brand. The impact on the golf industry has yet to be seen but I suspect that a near fatal blow has been dealt. Expect layoffs.
Anthropogenic Global Warming has more or less been debunked by the hacking of emails and data that show that the "scientists" have been fudging the data. Best quip of all was from John Stewart of The Daily Show, "Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. OH. OH the irony."