News from the Berkman Center forwarded by Carolina Rossini to the IGCBP-Talk list:
"Twitter is a foundational technology. By that I don’t mean it’s (necessarily) revolutionary, just that it’s a building block. Its open APIs allow it to be baked into all sorts of other services, and like other foundational technologies — say, PC operating systems, or Internet protocol — it’s evolving comparatively slowly. Even MediaWiki, the software behind Wikipedia, hasn’t changed all that quickly. Too much is built on top of it, both technologically and in users’ practices, to change it hastily..."
From Johnathan Zittrain's blog post, "Breaking the 140 Barrier"
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